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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 [...]

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, [...]

70 Percent of People Call for Renegotiation of Seoul-Tokyo Deal on ‘Comfort Women’: Survey

70 Percent of People Call for Renegotiation of Seoul-Tokyo Deal on ‘Comfort Women’: Survey

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – South Koreans’ calls for the renegotiation of a 2015 Seoul-Tokyo deal on Japan’s sexual enslavement of Korean women during World War II have been rising amid the rekindling of a row between the two countries over symbols of the victims, according to poll results released by Gallup Korea on [...]

S. Korea to Give Funds Provided by Japan to Sexually Enslaved Victims

S. Korea to Give Funds Provided by Japan to Sexually Enslaved Victims

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea has decided to use Japan’s comfort women fund to financially assist Korean women sexually enslaved by Japanese troops during Japan’s colonial-rule of the Korean Peninsula decades ago, the foreign ministry said Thursday.  The government will provide 100 million won (US$89,581) to surviving victims who were forced to [...]

Seoul Mayor to Register Sex Slave Records with UNESCO

Seoul Mayor to Register Sex Slave Records with UNESCO

SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The mayor of Seoul, Park Won-soon, announced that the city would take responsibility for registering sex slaves’ records with UNESCO’s ‘Memory of the World’ programme if the Korean government cancels its own plans due to budget cuts. UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme was initiated to protect the “documentary heritage of [...]