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FM Calls for Japan Not to Respond Excessively to Court Ruling on ‘Comfort Women’

FM Calls for Japan Not to Respond Excessively to Court Ruling on ‘Comfort Women’

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha called for Japan to refrain from “excessive responses” to this week’s local court ruling ordering Tokyo to compensate victims of its wartime sexual slavery during phone talks with her Japanese counterpart on Saturday. Kang made the appeal in the phone call with Toshimitsu Motegi amid [...]

Berlin District Council Adopts Resolution Opposing Removal of Sex Slave Statue

Berlin District Council Adopts Resolution Opposing Removal of Sex Slave Statue

BERLIN/SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — A Berlin district council has adopted a resolution urging municipal authorities to retract a removal order for a statue symbolizing victims of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery, reports and officials said Saturday. The council of Mitte Borough, a central Berlin district, voted overwhelmingly in favor of the resolution in a [...]

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 [...]

New Young Adult English Novel to Recount Devastation of Japanese Wartime Sexual Slavery

New Young Adult English Novel to Recount Devastation of Japanese Wartime Sexual Slavery

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A young adult novel on Japan’s wartime sexual slavery, which was recently translated into English, will hit the shelves in the United States and other countries this year to recount the devastation of the Japanese wartime atrocity, according to its publisher Thursday. The 248-page novel, “Trampled Blossoms: What They [...]

Ex-Congressman Honda Receives S. Korean State Medal for Efforts to Help ‘Comfort Women’

Ex-Congressman Honda Receives S. Korean State Medal for Efforts to Help ‘Comfort Women’

WASHINGTON, Jun. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Former U.S. Congressman Mike Honda was awarded a state medal from South Korea’s government Monday for his efforts to help improve Korea-U.S. relations and heal the wounds of Korean victims of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery. Honda, who served as a House member representing California from 2001 to 2017, received [...]