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Comfort Woman Statue Gets Settled in Virginia After 3 Years in Warehouse

Comfort Woman Statue Gets Settled in Virginia After 3 Years in Warehouse

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A statue symbolizing Korean victims of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery finally got ensconced in Virginia on Sunday, after being stored in a warehouse for three years due to Tokyo’s alleged efforts against its installation. A civic group pushing to erect the statue of a young girl commemorating the former [...]

Statue Symbolizing Former Wartime Sex Slave Returns to Japanese Art Show

Statue Symbolizing Former Wartime Sex Slave Returns to Japanese Art Show

SEOUL/NAGOYA, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean statue symbolizing Japan’s sexual enslavement of women from Korea and elsewhere in Asia was put back on display Tuesday at a major Japanese art show in Nagoya after its controversial withdrawal from the show. The statue, representing Korean women who were forced into sexual service for [...]

Japanese Diplomats Voice Opposition to Second Comfort Woman Statue in EU

Japanese Diplomats Voice Opposition to Second Comfort Woman Statue in EU

SEOUL, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Yi Eun-hi, executive director at Vereins Pung­gyeong Welt­kulturen (Pung-Gyeong Global Cultural Association) has been leading a project to install a “comfort woman” statue at Bonn Women’s Museum in Germany. This, if realized, will be the second comfort woman statue in Europe after the one erected at the Nepal Himalaya [...]

Atlanta Becomes First Major U.S. City to House “Comfort Woman” Statue

Atlanta Becomes First Major U.S. City to House “Comfort Woman” Statue

SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Georgia’s state capital is set to become the first major city in the United States to accommodate a comfort woman statue, a monument representing sex slavery victims of Japan’s colonial rule. Kim Baek-kyu, the former president of the Korean American Association of Greater Atlanta, said Wednesday (local time) that [...]