October 23, 2021

North Korea lashes out at Japan’s UNESCO candidates

State media accuses Japan of seeking recognition for sites built with Korean slave labor

North Korea lashed out via state media on Wednesday at possible Japanese candidates for UNESCO World Heritage sites, on the grounds they were built on Korean slave labor.

The article, featured by both the Rodong Sinmun and Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), takes aim at several industrial sites on the tentative UNESCO list.