June 10, 2015

Japan’s World Heritage bid and its heritage of forced labor

In the last half of the 19th Century, Japan underwent an incredible transformation from an insulated feudal society to a fully industrial one in the space of a few decades. To create this industrialization, Japan’s government built and managed a number of key industrial facilities during that time including steel works, coal mines, shipyards, iron works, and so on.… Read On

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