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S. Korean Rapper Done with Anime After Insults Against Comfort Women

S. Korean Rapper Done with Anime After Insults Against Comfort Women

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean rapper and television personality Defconn, known for his love for the Japanese manga series “Neon Genesis Evangelion,” has recently renounced his enthusiasm for anime. Defconn posted a YouTube video in which he tore down posters of Evangelion characters that were hanging in his room. “I’m thinking of [...]

New Young Adult English Novel to Recount Devastation of Japanese Wartime Sexual Slavery

New Young Adult English Novel to Recount Devastation of Japanese Wartime Sexual Slavery

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A young adult novel on Japan’s wartime sexual slavery, which was recently translated into English, will hit the shelves in the United States and other countries this year to recount the devastation of the Japanese wartime atrocity, according to its publisher Thursday. The 248-page novel, “Trampled Blossoms: What They [...]

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SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Artists participating in the Aichi Triennale 2019 are demanding that their work be withdrawn following the organizers’ removal of the Statue of a Girl of Peace.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 [...]