The UNESCO World Heritage committee has inscribed 23 sites in Japan, considered examples of the country's historic industrial revolution - despite protest from South Korea, which links the sites to Japanese imperialism.
The warehouse district, or "Speicherstadt," in the German port city of Hamburg has been put on UNESCO's World Heritage list. The city's "Kontorhausviertel" was also listed.
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