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S. Korea Voices Criticism over Japan’s Call for Removal of Comfort Woman Statue in Berlin

S. Korea Voices Criticism over Japan’s Call for Removal of Comfort Woman Statue in Berlin

SEOUL/BERLIN Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea voiced criticism Thursday over Japan’s call for the removal of a statue erected in Germany of a girl symbolizing Korean victims of wartime sexual slavery, calling it an act that goes against the spirit of its own apology. Last week, Tokyo expressed regret over the recent installation [...]

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 [...]

Comfort Woman Statue Gets Settled in Virginia After 3 Years in Warehouse

Comfort Woman Statue Gets Settled in Virginia After 3 Years in Warehouse

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A statue symbolizing Korean victims of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery finally got ensconced in Virginia on Sunday, after being stored in a warehouse for three years due to Tokyo’s alleged efforts against its installation. A civic group pushing to erect the statue of a young girl commemorating the former [...]

Artists at Japan Exhibition Demand Removal of Artwork Following Censorship of Girl Statue

Artists at Japan Exhibition Demand Removal of Artwork Following Censorship of Girl Statue

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Artists participating in the Aichi Triennale 2019 are demanding that their work be withdrawn following the organizers’ removal of the Statue of a Girl of Peace. South Korean artists Park Chan-kyong and Lim Min-ouk asked the Triennale secretariat to remove their work from the exhibition as a protest against [...]

New Memorial Statue to be Unveiled in Seoul on Comfort Women Day

New Memorial Statue to be Unveiled in Seoul on Comfort Women Day

SEOUL, Aug. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A new “comfort women” memorial statue will be unveiled in Seoul this week, when the nation marks International Memorial Day for Comfort Women amid its intensifying diplomatic and trade conflict with Japan, officials said Monday. The new statue, made by a nonprofit association of Korean residents in San Francisco [...]