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Statue of Peace to Appear at Exhibitions in Japan Despite Extremist Attacks

Statue of Peace to Appear at Exhibitions in Japan Despite Extremist Attacks

SEOUL, June 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid a series of assaults from conservative extremists in Japan surrounding the case of sex slaves committed by the Japanese military, like-minded Japanese citizens are gathering to hold exhibitions of the Statue of Peace. The Tokyo Organizing Committee for the Inconvenient Exhibition of Expression, consisting of civic group activists [...]

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 [...]