• JAPAN TELLS CHINA TO STOP ‘COMFORT WOMEN’ HERITAGE BID

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    TOKYO: Japan lashed out at China on Wednesday for politicizing a United Nations agency with a bid to register papers on its wartime misdeeds of sexual slavery and the Nanjing massacre in a global document trove. Beijing said on Tuesday it wanted the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to include the information in the “Memory of the World” register, which is dedicated to preserving documentary heritage. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga denounced the plan, telling reporters on Wednesday it was a backwards-looking move that would not help to resolve bitter disputes between the two countries. “At a time when efforts are needed to improve Japan-China relations, it is extremely regrettable that China moved to make political use of the UNESCO forum and to unnecessarily play up the negative legacy of ties from a period of the past,” he said.

    AFP

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