Statue of Peace Archives | Be Korea-savvy
Japanese Man Indicted for Defaming Sex Slaves Again Fails to Show Up in Seoul Court

Japanese Man Indicted for Defaming Sex Slaves Again Fails to Show Up in Seoul Court

SEOUL, April 9 (Korea Bizwire) — A Japanese right-wing activist indicted by South Korean prosecutors on charges of defaming former Korean sex slavery victims again failed to show up in a Seoul court Friday, resulting in an indefinite postponement of his trial process. The Seoul Central District Court opened a hearing on the case of [...]

Civic Activists to Launch Legal Battle to Protect ‘Statue of Peace’ in Berlin

Civic Activists to Launch Legal Battle to Protect ‘Statue of Peace’ in Berlin

SEOUL/BERLIN, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Civic activists based in Germany are planning to apply for an injunction Monday against Berlin city authorities’ removal order for a statue erected in the German capital of a girl symbolizing Korean victims of wartime sexual slavery, informed local sources said. The injunction application will be filed by Korea [...]

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SEOUL/TOKYO, Apr. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The construction permit for a new Japanese embassy building in central Seoul has been revoked, as Tokyo failed to break ground for four years after winning the permit, municipal officials said Wednesday.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 [...]

Japan Expected to Oppose Comfort Women Statutes

Japan Expected to Oppose Comfort Women Statutes

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid growing support for so-called ‘comfort women’ statues in the U.S., Japanese government officials are allegedly continuing their efforts to thwart the spread of the artwork commemorating the victims of the Second World War. The small city of Brookhaven, a community of around 50,000 residents in the state of [...]

Atlanta Becomes First Major U.S. City to House “Comfort Woman” Statue

Atlanta Becomes First Major U.S. City to House “Comfort Woman” Statue

SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Georgia’s state capital is set to become the first major city in the United States to accommodate a comfort woman statue, a monument representing sex slavery victims of Japan’s colonial rule. Kim Baek-kyu, the former president of the Korean American Association of Greater Atlanta, said Wednesday (local time) that [...]