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Foreign Ministry Cites Need for International Comity over ‘Abe Statue’

Foreign Ministry Cites Need for International Comity over ‘Abe Statue’

SEOUL, July 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The foreign ministry said Tuesday that international courtesy for foreign leaders should be taken into consideration, after local media reported on a pair of bronze statues at a local botanical garden of a man bowing on his knees before a wartime sexual slavery victim. The statues sparked controversy, as [...]

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 [...]

Uniqlo to Halt Ad After Allegations of Defaming Sex Slave Victims

Uniqlo to Halt Ad After Allegations of Defaming Sex Slave Victims

SEOUL, Oct. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo said Sunday that it will suspend a new advertisement following allegations that the advertisement defamed victims of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery. Uniqlo’s latest commercial, aired globally, sparked suspicions in South Korea that it could be intended to ridicule sexual slavery victims due to a difference [...]

Seoul Cancels Construction Permit for New Japanese Embassy Building

Seoul Cancels Construction Permit for New Japanese Embassy Building

SEOUL/TOKYO, Apr. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The construction permit for a new Japanese embassy building in central Seoul has been revoked, as Tokyo failed to break ground for four years after winning the permit, municipal officials said Wednesday. Seoul’s Jongno Ward Office said it notified the Japanese Embassy on March 4 of the cancellation of [...]

New Records Corroborate Japan’s Front-Line Brothel Operations During WWII

New Records Corroborate Japan’s Front-Line Brothel Operations During WWII

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s state history institute on Friday released new documents substantiating the Japanese military’s involvement in operating front-line brothels during World War II. The National Institute of Korean History (NIKH) made public interrogation reports written by the Allied Forces’ Translator and Interpreter Section, a unit founded in September 1942, [...]

Comfort Women Dispute Takes a New Turn with South Korea’s New President

Comfort Women Dispute Takes a New Turn with South Korea’s New President

SEOUL, May 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Courting North Korea’s dysfunctional leader Kim Jong-un, and soothing tensions over the THAAD missile system with China – a conflict expected to cost South Korea billions of dollars – are likely the most urgent diplomatic issues to be tackled by newly elected President Moon Jae-in.  But to its east, [...]