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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SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Artists participating in the Aichi Triennale 2019 are demanding that their work be withdrawn following the organizers’ removal of the Statue of a Girl of Peace.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 [...]

Protests Spread Worldwide After Japan Bans Display of Comfort Woman Statue

Protests Spread Worldwide After Japan Bans Display of Comfort Woman Statue

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The host of the Aichi Triennale International Contemporary Art Festival, one of Japan’s largest international arts exhibitions, has shut down one of its sections that displayed the “Statue of a Girl of Peace,” symbolizing wartime “comfort women.” In response, foreign artists and feminists have staged a protest by becoming [...]

German Museum Removes Wartime Sex Slave Statue on Japan’s Pressure

German Museum Removes Wartime Sex Slave Statue on Japan’s Pressure

BERLIN/TOKYO, Aug. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Japan has allegedly pressured a German museum to remove a statue of a girl representing victims of Japan’s World War II-era sexual slavery from display, a South Korean civic group said Sunday amid escalating political and trade tensions between the two neighboring countries. According to Korea Verband, a nonprofit [...]

Japan Orders Removal of Sex Slave Statue on Display at Arts Festival

Japan Orders Removal of Sex Slave Statue on Display at Arts Festival

NAGOYA, Aug. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — A statue of a girl representing victims of Japan’s World War II-era sexual slavery, which has been on display at an international arts festival in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, was ordered by Japanese officials to be removed, the festival’s organizers said Saturday. The statue, which symbolizes Korean women who [...]

Statue Unveiled in Seoul to Commemorate Female Independence Activists

Statue Unveiled in Seoul to Commemorate Female Independence Activists

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A statue symbolizing female independence activists who resisted Japan’s colonial rule of Korea has been installed in the heart of Seoul in commemoration of the centennial of the February 8th Independence Declaration and the March 1, 1919, Independence Movement. A Seoul-based foundation that commemorates anti-Japanese female independence activists said [...]

Civic Groups Vow to Erect Statue in Honor of Forced Labor Victims Near Japanese Consulate

Civic Groups Vow to Erect Statue in Honor of Forced Labor Victims Near Japanese Consulate

BUSAN, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — A coalition of South Korean civic groups on Thursday reaffirmed its pledge to erect a statue in front of the Japanese Consulate in South Korea’s second-largest city of Busan next year to commemorate Korean who suffered forced labor under Japan’s colonial rule. Members of the coalition, including the Busan [...]