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Civic Activists to Launch Legal Battle to Protect ‘Statue of Peace’ in Berlin

Civic Activists to Launch Legal Battle to Protect ‘Statue of Peace’ in Berlin

SEOUL/BERLIN, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Civic activists based in Germany are planning to apply for an injunction Monday against Berlin city authorities’ removal order for a statue erected in the German capital of a girl symbolizing Korean victims of wartime sexual slavery, informed local sources said. The injunction application will be filed by Korea [...]

S. Korean Graphic Novel on ‘Comfort Women’ Nominated for U.S. Awards

S. Korean Graphic Novel on ‘Comfort Women’ Nominated for U.S. Awards

SEOUL, June 17 (Korea Bizwire) – “Grass,” a South Korean graphic novel on the topic of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery, received multiple nominations at a prestigious U.S. comic book industry award, according to a literary translation organization Wednesday. The 2019 graphic novel on “comfort women” by Kim Keum-suk was nominated for best writer/artist, best reality-based [...]

Wednesday Demonstration Moves Online Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Wednesday Demonstration Moves Online Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — With the spread of the coronavirus outbreak raising alarm across the country, regular Wednesday demonstrations demanding that Japan apologize for its wartime sexual slavery, protests that have been held continuously since 1992 have also been affected. On Wednesday, for the first time ever, the Korean Council for Justice and [...]

Fake Recruitment Advertisement Sharply Criticizes Japanese Military’s Sexual Slavery

Fake Recruitment Advertisement Sharply Criticizes Japanese Military’s Sexual Slavery

SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — A college bulletin board posted a job recruitment notice that suggested a good salary and comfortable employment conditions. However, it contained an ingenious twist. On Tuesday, a notice was posted on the Daegu Catholic University bulletin board and social media sites such as Facebook that offered a salary of [...]

Wartime Documents Show Japan’s Role in Recruiting Comfort Women

Wartime Documents Show Japan’s Role in Recruiting Comfort Women

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Wartime documents showed the Japanese government was involved in forcing Korean women to serve as “comfort women” at Japan’s military brothels during World War II, Kyodo News reported Friday. The Japanese army asked that there be one comfort woman for every 70 soldiers, Kyodo reported, citing the documents collected [...]