SEOUL “Com­fort women” statue in Seoul des­ig­nated as pub­lic sculp­ture

The Myanmar Times - Weekend - - World -

A lo­cal gov­ern­ment in Seoul said Thurs­day it has des­ig­nated a “com­fort women” statue in front of the Ja­panese Em­bassy as a pub­lic sculp­ture, in a move likely to up­set Tokyo as of­fi­cial ap­proval will now be re­quired for its re­moval.

Tokyo has re­peat­edly de­manded the re­moval of the statue, erected in 2011 to sym­bol­ize Korean women forced into wartime broth­els for the Ja­panese mil­i­tary, but such a move can now only be car­ried out fol­low­ing ap­proval by a com­mit­tee of Jong-no district, where the em­bassy is lo­cated. – Ky­odo

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