World Ch. Schedule : FRI 20:30 KST
* Date : 2020-06-24
On June 15th, Japan opened the Industrial Heritage Information Center at the heart of its capital, which has materials stating that discrimination and oppression against Korean victims of the wartime forced labor have never existed. Tokyo promised to acknowledge the mistreatment of the Korean forced laborers when Hashima Island was designated as the UNESCO World Heritage List five years ago. But the pledge was never fulfilled. The South Korean government plans to draw up stern measures against Japan’s action by asking the international body to delist the Island from its heritage list. Apart from the historical issues, Seoul and Tokyo are entangled in a trade dispute at the WTO. With the help of experts, we analyze Korea’s next move against Japan in this matter, what punishments could be imposed if a designated country fails to meet the conditions it vowed to the UNESCO and if there’s any way to de-escalate the tensions between the two nations.