His­tory: Ja­pan tells its own story

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“The Ja­panese al­ways deny what they did or down­grade their crimes in the war,” Chan said. “They wanted to re­move the statue from the park, and I tes­tifi that there is a free­dom of speech for the Korean and Chi­nese.”

A 1,100-pound statue of com­fort women in the cen­tral park of Glen­dale, Cal­i­for­nia, was a gift from South Kore­ans in July 2013 to honor the women. Glen­dale is a sis­ter city of Goseong and Gimpo of South Korea.

A fed­eral judge dis­missed a law­suit against the city that sought the re­moval of the statue, say­ing that the statue's op­po­nents were un­able to show that the me­mo­rial caused them harm, and Glen­dale didn’t break any laws by erect­ing it in the park, ac­cord­ing to a court or­der signed in Au­gust US Dis­trict Court Judge Percy An­der­son. Sheng Yang in Wash­ing­ton con­trib­uted to this story.

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