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Other member states could turn their backs on Japan if it delays the payment beyond this year.

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A government official. He said that to avoid violating international law and hurting its global reputation, Japan will submit its long overdue annual contribution to UNESCO by the year-end. (Asahi Shimbun)

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Sounds a bit like NHK

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"A government official. He said that to avoid violating international law and hurting its global reputation, Japan will submit its long overdue annual contribution to UNESCO by the year-end"

Yes! They can't hold everything hostage just because they don't like the fact that other nations are having historical documents recognized that don't paint Japan in a favorable light. There are probably some nations that don't think Japan should have its Kamikaze letter published except as examples of terrorism, but they aren't crying and threatening to hold UNESCO money they promised back, while also submitting more things for recognition.

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One trick pony in Japan. Japan is bad and every other country is good.

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Big loss. UNESCO is a typical waste of money and space supranational organization.

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Do not pay.

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MsDelicious: "Do not pay."

Or, do as Ms. Delicious suggests, and hopefully every single UNESCO heritage listing in Japan is pulled, starting with Mt. Fuji. If they hate it so much and can't live up to their promises, why do they want to have everything in Japan listed as a UNESCO site to begin with? Can't have your cake and eat it too. Pay up, or get out.

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Typical bureaucrat. Captured by his client group and promoting UNESCO interests over Japanese interests.

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@TravelingSales What? What Japanese interests do you mean? If they make one more UNESCO cultural heritage site in Japan, UNESCO may just go out of business anyway.

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