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Second-Generation Korean-German Designer Develops Virtual Statue of Peace Against Japanese Protest

Second-Generation Korean-German Designer Develops Virtual Statue of Peace Against Japanese Protest

SEOUL, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A second-generation Korean-German designer has embarked on a joint project with friends to develop a virtual statue of peace by using spare time after work or during weekends, as Japan continues to push for the removal of the Statue of Peace in Berlin, which symbolizes Korean victims of Japan’s [...]

Philadelphia Council Resolution Condemns Harvard Professor for Defending Japan’s Wartime Sexual Slavery

Philadelphia Council Resolution Condemns Harvard Professor for Defending Japan’s Wartime Sexual Slavery

SEOUL, March 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The Philadelphia City Council has adopted a resolution condemning a professor of Harvard University for describing victims of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery as prostitutes in an academic paper. “On behalf of the survivors, and for women and girls around the world, we must continue to push back on dangerous [...]

Ahn Chang-ho’s Grandson Rejects Harvard’s Call for Reconsidering His Withdrawal of Donation Offer

Ahn Chang-ho’s Grandson Rejects Harvard’s Call for Reconsidering His Withdrawal of Donation Offer

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A grandson of a legendary Korean independence fighter said Tuesday that he will reject a request from the Harvard president to reconsider his decision not to donate his family’s historical archives over a controversial paper portraying wartime sexual slaves as prostitutes. Philip Ahn Cuddy, the grandson of Ahn Chang-ho, [...]

Independence Fighter Grandson Ends Archive Donation Talks with Harvard over Professor’s Comfort Women Claim

Independence Fighter Grandson Ends Archive Donation Talks with Harvard over Professor’s Comfort Women Claim

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A grandson of a renowned Korean independence fighter said Thursday that he had sent a letter to Harvard University’s president to end any discussions about donating his historical archives due to a professor’s article depicting Japan’s wartime sexual slavery as voluntary prostitution. In an email and phone interview with [...]

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 [...]