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Japan pushes to register kamikaze pilots' suicide notes on UNESCO

Updated: 2014-02-05 16:12:38 (KST)
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Japan is about to stir even more controversy about its militaristic past this time by submitting an application to register suicide notes and letters written by its wartime suicide bombers on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.
Local reports say officials in the city of Minamikyushu are pushing to enlist more than 3-hundred-30 messages written by the kamikaze pilots on the UNESCO list in 2015.
The region was a base for kamikaze pilots who carried out suicide attacks against U.S. vessels during World War Two.
Japan had previously tried to enlist Kyushu and Yamaguchi, where Koreans were forced to work in labor camps during Japan's colonial rule of Korea, as UNESCO world heritage sites.
Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se on Tuesday said enlisting the industrial sites would go against the basic ethics of UNESCO world heritage.


Reporter : connie1223@arirang.co.kr

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wonjaekim (Korea) FEB 05, 2014    

The more Japan do such a controversial behavior, the more people in the world feel antipathy about distorted history.