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Professor Faces Probe Over Alleged Defamation of ‘Comfort Women’

Professor Faces Probe Over Alleged Defamation of ‘Comfort Women’

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A professor is facing a prosecution probe on charges of defaming Korean victims of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery by calling them prostitutes during a lecture, police said Tuesday. The Seoul Dongdaemun Police Station said it referred Choi Jung-shik, a philosophy professor at Kyunghee University, to the prosecution without detention [...]

Kassel University Students Launch ‘Mask Demonstration’ to Save the Statue of Peace ‘Nujin’

Kassel University Students Launch ‘Mask Demonstration’ to Save the Statue of Peace ‘Nujin’

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Students from Kassel University in Germany, along with nearby residents, organized a mask demonstration chanting ‘I’m Nujin’ and ‘Save Nujin’ after the Statue of Peace ‘Nujin,’ set up by the student council, was unexpectedly removed. On September 2 (local time), in front of Kassel Central Station during Kassel Museum Night, [...]

‘Comfort Women’ References to be Removed from Signage in New York City Park Restrooms

‘Comfort Women’ References to be Removed from Signage in New York City Park Restrooms

SEOUL, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The public restrooms in New York City’s parks will no longer feature signs that inadvertently allude to comfort women, who were sexual victims exploited by the Japanese imperial military. The Korean American Association of Greater New York said that the city will stop using the term “Comfort Station” in [...]

Exhibition Featuring Sexual Slavery Statue Kicks Off in Tokyo

Exhibition Featuring Sexual Slavery Statue Kicks Off in Tokyo

TOKYO, April 2 (Korea Bizwire) — An exhibition featuring art works on victims of the Japanese military sexual slavery kicked off in Tokyo on Saturday despite protests from Japanese right-wing activists. “Non-Freedom of Expression Exhibition” opened for a four-day run at a public gallery in Kunitachi, Tokyo Prefecture, to showcase works by 16 artist collectives, [...]

S. Korea Voices Regret over Tokyo’s Textbook Approval for Revising Comfort Women Expression

S. Korea Voices Regret over Tokyo’s Textbook Approval for Revising Comfort Women Expression

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The foreign ministry has expressed regrets over Tokyo’s approval of textbooks that refer to victims of wartime sexual slavery as “comfort women,” instead of “military comfort women,” in what critics say is a move to whitewash its past atrocities. On Wednesday, Japan’s education ministry reportedly approved five publishers’ plans [...]

DP Lawmakers Withdraw Contentious Bill Banning Slander of Ex-wartime Sexual Slavery Victims

DP Lawmakers Withdraw Contentious Bill Banning Slander of Ex-wartime Sexual Slavery Victims

SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of ruling party lawmakers have withdrawn a controversial bill designed to curb slander of former wartime sexual slavery victims and their advocacy groups, in the face of strong criticism from opposition parties. According to a National Assembly website tracking legislative bills, the proposal to revise the act [...]

Sculptor Couple Slam Japan for Trying to Distort History of War Crimes

Sculptor Couple Slam Japan for Trying to Distort History of War Crimes

SEOUL, July 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean artist couple, who has built about 100 “comfort women” statues worldwide in memory of Korean victims of Japanese military wartime sexual slavery, condemned Tokyo on Wednesday for attempting to reverse history through the distortion of memory. Sculptors Kim Eun-sung and Kim Seo-kyung said Japan has not [...]

Harvard Professor Accuses Korean Scholar of ‘Savage Attacks’ on his Much-criticized Comfort Women Paper

Harvard Professor Accuses Korean Scholar of ‘Savage Attacks’ on his Much-criticized Comfort Women Paper

NEW YORK/SEOUL, May 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A Harvard law school professor, criticized for his disputed article casting victims of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery as prostitutes, has accused a Korean scholar of “savage attacks” on him, warning that he will mull counteraction. Lee Jinhee, an associate professor of history at Eastern Illinois University, told Yonhap [...]