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Artists at Japan Exhibition Demand Removal of Artwork Following Censorship of Girl Statue

Artists at Japan Exhibition Demand Removal of Artwork Following Censorship of Girl Statue

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Artists participating in the Aichi Triennale 2019 are demanding that their work be withdrawn following the organizers’ removal of the Statue of a Girl of Peace. South Korean artists Park Chan-kyong and Lim Min-ouk asked the Triennale secretariat to remove their work from the exhibition as a protest against [...]

New Memorial Statue to be Unveiled in Seoul on Comfort Women Day

New Memorial Statue to be Unveiled in Seoul on Comfort Women Day

SEOUL, Aug. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A new “comfort women” memorial statue will be unveiled in Seoul this week, when the nation marks International Memorial Day for Comfort Women amid its intensifying diplomatic and trade conflict with Japan, officials said Monday. The new statue, made by a nonprofit association of Korean residents in San Francisco [...]

Protests Spread Worldwide After Japan Bans Display of Comfort Woman Statue

Protests Spread Worldwide After Japan Bans Display of Comfort Woman Statue

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The host of the Aichi Triennale International Contemporary Art Festival, one of Japan’s largest international arts exhibitions, has shut down one of its sections that displayed the “Statue of a Girl of Peace,” symbolizing wartime “comfort women.” In response, foreign artists and feminists have staged a protest by becoming [...]

German Museum Removes Wartime Sex Slave Statue on Japan’s Pressure

German Museum Removes Wartime Sex Slave Statue on Japan’s Pressure

BERLIN/TOKYO, Aug. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Japan has allegedly pressured a German museum to remove a statue of a girl representing victims of Japan’s World War II-era sexual slavery from display, a South Korean civic group said Sunday amid escalating political and trade tensions between the two neighboring countries. According to Korea Verband, a nonprofit [...]

Japan Orders Removal of Sex Slave Statue on Display at Arts Festival

Japan Orders Removal of Sex Slave Statue on Display at Arts Festival

NAGOYA, Aug. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — A statue of a girl representing victims of Japan’s World War II-era sexual slavery, which has been on display at an international arts festival in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, was ordered by Japanese officials to be removed, the festival’s organizers said Saturday. The statue, which symbolizes Korean women who [...]

Seoul-Tokyo Rift Deepens over ‘Comfort Women’ Issue

Seoul-Tokyo Rift Deepens over ‘Comfort Women’ Issue

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Often-prickly relations between South Korea and Japan suffered another serious setback Wednesday, as Seoul made public its decision to dissolve a Tokyo-funded foundation on wartime sexual slavery. The Moon Jae-in administration’s move represents an effective nullification of a controversial accord in 2015 signed by the government of then President [...]