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Media: South Korea will require the deletion of hashima island from the list of UNESCO

The Ministry of culture, sports and tourism of South Korea intends to send a letter to UNESCO with the requirement to exclude Japanese hashima island in the East China sea from the world heritage list, reports the Yonhap news Agency, citing sources in government circles.

The reason for this was, according to the South Korean side, the violation of Japan given to her in 2015 promises to properly honor the memory of victims of forced labour during the Second world war on 23 industrial facilities. At that time the official Seoul has spoken out strongly against the inclusion of these objects in the world heritage list, as seven of them were used forced labor of foreigners, particularly Koreans. Then, Tokyo had promised to reflect "full history of each object", and to erect a monument to the forced labourers.