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Joseon Tongsinsa is registered as a memory of the world

Joseon Tongsinsa is registered as a memory heritage UNESCO and the Three Stelae of Ueno

2017 years 10 month 31 Date 06 when 00 minutes


The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) published the materials of the diplomatic mission sent from the Korean Peninsula to Japan during the Edo period in "Memory of the World" (Memory of the World) for historical documents before dawn on the XNUMXst of Japan time. Announced that it has registered "Records on the Joseon Tongsinsa".This is the first time that materials remaining in Japan and South Korea have been jointly registered.The ancient stone monument group "Kozuke Sanpi" in Gunma Prefecture has also been registered.

The registration of the material "Sugihara List" by Chiune Sugihara (XNUMX-XNUMX), a diplomat who saved many Jews during World War II, was postponed.


The final decision was made by the UNESCO Executive Director after a review by the International Advisory Board in Paris.


In the memory of the world, XNUMX cases such as "Yamamoto Sakubei Coal Mine Recorded Drawings / Recorded Documents" have been registered from Japan, and this time, the total is XNUMX cases.However, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology has stated that the record of the Joseon Tongsinsa will not be included in the number of registrations in Japan because it is not an application for Japan alone.

The Joseon Tongsinsa is a diplomatic mission sent to Japan by the King of Korea for his liking. It was sent XNUMX times until XNUMX.After sailing from Busan, South Korea, through Nagasaki, Tsushima, and the Seto Inland Sea to Osaka, he headed for Edo by land.It is said that exchanges such as medicine and art were born along the way.


The "Record of the Joseon Tongsinsa" consists of three pillars: (XNUMX) diplomatic record, (XNUMX) itinerary record, and (XNUMX) cultural exchange record.The diplomatic records include the "Korean national book" addressed to General Tokugawa by the King of Korea and the XNUMX national book falsified by the Tsushima feudal clan.A part of the Kuroda family document, which has a record of the Fukuoka clan's hospitality to the messenger in Ainoshima (Shingu Town, Fukuoka Prefecture), was also registered.A total of XNUMX points have been collected in Japan and South Korea, XNUMX points in Fukuoka prefecture and XNUMX points in Nagasaki prefecture in Kyushu.


In March XNUMX, the NPO "Korea Communication Envoy Liaison Council" (Renjiren) in Tsushima City, Nagasaki Prefecture and the "Busan Cultural Foundation" in South Korea jointly applied for it as a symbol of private-sector-led friendship between Japan and South Korea. Was also attracting attention.

The Sugihara list has XNUMX records of issuing Japan transit visas for Jewish refugees when Mr. Sugihara was acting as a consular officer in Lithuania.The Three Stelae of Kamino in Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture is a general term for three stone monuments built in the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries, which are designated as national special historic sites.

Nishinippon Shimbun morning edition with 2017/10/31



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