The debate about the Nanjing massacre: Japan to resume funding UNESCO

The Japanese government decided to resume funding of the United Nations educational, scientific and cultural organization (UNESCO). On December 24, reported the TV channel NHK.

Tokyo to the end of the year will contribute to the organization’s budget of $35 million According to the publication, the change in the policy of the Japanese leadership due to the recent statement by UNESCO about the need to avoid estimation issues that can provoke political tension.

Japan stopped funding UNESCO in October 2016 after the world heritage list of the organization have included documents about the events of 1937 in the Chinese city of Nanjing, when Japanese soldiers killed, according to Beijing, about 300 thousand Chinese.

Tokyo insists that the number of victims in Nanjing is difficult to determine. Some Japanese politicians from the nationalist movement claim that the Nanjing massacre did not exist, said «Russian service bi-Bi-si».

Japan demanded to reform UNESCO and to change the system of registration in the world heritage list.




The debate about the Nanjing massacre: Japan to resume funding UNESCO 26.12.2017

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