[Paris = Mina Mitsui, Seoul = Tatsuya Tokiyoshi]The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is once again the setting for the “historical war” between Japan and South Korea. At the World Heritage Committee, which opens in Fujian Province, China on the 16th, Japan’s world cultural heritage “Meiji Japan’s Industrial Revolutionary Heritage” was resolved as “strong regret” because the labeling of the recruited Korean workers was insufficient. It is expected to announce. In line with South Korea’s request, South Korea is poised to ask Japan to improve its exhibition. The resolution revealed on the 12th is not about the “Industrial Heritage Information Center” established by Japan last year in Tokyo as a measure to “remember the victims” of the Hashima coal mine (commonly known as Gunkanjima). It was enough. A report submitted with the resolution pointed out that the center was separated from the heritage constituents and lacked historical exhibits. The report was based on a survey of experts nominated by the UNESCO Secretariat. A Japanese diplomatic source points out, “This is the first time UNESCO has given a negative view that there are no historical exhibits in the vicinity of its constituent assets. It may have been due to the strong lobbying of the South Korean side.” South Korea strongly protested over the center as “a distortion of history.” A spokesman for the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs said at a regular press conference on the 13th, “I urge Japan to implement (improvement) promptly,” and the Korean media said, “Japan was publicly embarrassed before the Tokyo Olympics. “(JoongAng Ilbo) and other media reports. The Hankyoreh, a leftist newspaper, said, “Japan still refuses to reflect on the mistakes of the Japanese Emperor’s occupation period (the period of Japanese rule on the Korean Peninsula), changes its history-distorting behavior, and immediately fulfills its promise to the international community. Must be. ” In April of this year, UNESCO realized institutional reforms in line with Japan’s claim after a two-year conflict between Japan and South Korea over world memory (Memory of the World). It is virtually impossible to register “comfort women-related materials” applied by private organizations in Japan and South Korea.