The Nanjing Massacre was committed by Japanese troops during the Second Sino-Japanese War. During a six-week period in December 1937 over 300,000 Chinese civilians were killed by the Imperial Japanese Army, and about 20,000 Chinese women were raped.
“We consider various options, including further cessation [of funding],” Suga said at a briefing in Tokyo.
Previously, the Japanese Foreign Ministry expressed regret that the documents presented by China were included in the World Heritage list, despite a lack of agreement from Japanese authorities. Tokyo argues that the documents are based on biased views and the Japanese government doubts their reliability and authenticity.
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) regularly updates lists of cultural and historic heritage to preserve for future generations.