Asia Pacific In Japan's bid for 'world heritage' sites, Korea sees denial of history

Japan wants 23 locales to be designated as UNESCO sites for their role in the founding of modern Japan. But Korea says seven of them used forced labor during World War II, and should be dropped from the bid. 

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South Korea and Japan are sparring over yet another contentious issue dating to World War II – historical preservation of Japanese industrial sites where Koreans had to work for the Japanese.