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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 [...]

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SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Artists participating in the Aichi Triennale 2019 are demanding that their work be withdrawn following the organizers’ removal of the Statue of a Girl of Peace.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

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 [...]