Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Hashima Island

Hashima Island is commonly called Gunkanjima. The island is about 15 kilometers from Nagasaki. The abandoned island has been proposed to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site of The Modern Industrial Heritage Sites. 
The island had a major coal mine and it played important role for industrialization of Japan in Meiji and Taisho era. The abandoned facilities make a strong image of Gunkan, Battle Ship form distant view. 
South Korean authorities have opposed to the proposal to become a World Heritage Site. They say many Korean people were forced to become miners in the island during the Korean Annexation, so the island should not be a World Heritage Site. 
Please don't be so mad. The proposal was to be the Industrial Sites. It should include both positive and negative things.

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