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Abe Administration Signs Massive Contract with Agency Accused of Distorting History

Abe Administration Signs Massive Contract with Agency Accused of Distorting History

SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The Japanese government was found to have invested a significant sum of money in an agency in charge of the de facto distortion of historical facts surrounding Hashima Island, where Koreans fell victim to forced labor during Japanese colonial rule. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his cabinet, challenging [...]

Historical Distortion of Japan’s Forced Labor Spreads Across YouTube

Historical Distortion of Japan’s Forced Labor Spreads Across YouTube

SEOUL, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Japan’s Industrial Heritage Information Center in Tokyo, criticized for distorting historical facts related to forced labor on Hashima Island — also known as Gunkanjima — turned out to be the tip of the iceberg as fake information on history regarding forced labor by Imperial Japan continues to spread online. [...]

VANK Distributes Posters to Criticize Japan’s Revisionist Take on Forced Labor

VANK Distributes Posters to Criticize Japan’s Revisionist Take on Forced Labor

SEOUL, June 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A civic South Korean cyber organization created posters that were put up for distribution on social media Wednesday to criticize Japan’s Industrial Heritage Information Center in Tokyo for offering distorted information related to the various historical atrocities that took place on Hashima Island. Japan vowed that it would set [...]