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Latest Comfort Women Statue in U.S. to Go Forward Despite Japanese Opposition

Latest Comfort Women Statue in U.S. to Go Forward Despite Japanese Opposition

GEORGIA, AMERICA Jun. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite strong Japanese opposition, with one senior Atlanta-based Japanese diplomat implying the victims of Japan’s wartime sex slavery were ‘paid prostitutes’, the latest statue in memory of the so-called comfort women is set to be unveiled Friday in the city of Brookhaven, Georgia. It’s the third statue to [...]

South Korea Condemns Japanese Diplomat’s Disparaging Remarks on ‘Comfort Women’

South Korea Condemns Japanese Diplomat’s Disparaging Remarks on ‘Comfort Women’

SEOUL, June 27 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea Tuesday denounced the Japanese consul general based in Atlanta, the United States, for his recent remarks disparaging Korean women who were forced into sexual service for front-line Japanese soldiers during World War II. In a recent media interview, Takashi Shinozuka, the consul general of Japan in Atlanta, [...]

Japan Expected to Oppose Comfort Women Statutes

Japan Expected to Oppose Comfort Women Statutes

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid growing support for so-called ‘comfort women’ statues in the U.S., Japanese government officials are allegedly continuing their efforts to thwart the spread of the artwork commemorating the victims of the Second World War. The small city of Brookhaven, a community of around 50,000 residents in the state of [...]

FM Designate Says Victims Should be at Center of Resolving Comfort Women Issue

FM Designate Says Victims Should be at Center of Resolving Comfort Women Issue

SEOUL, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s foreign minister-designate said Friday that the victims should be at the center of any efforts to resolve the long-running dispute over Japan’s wartime sexual slavery of Korean women. Kang Kyung-wha made the remarks following her earlier visit to a house sheltering some of those victims. Known for [...]