The Aichi Triennale show, featuring the statue of a girl in traditional Korean clothes sitting on a chair, was shut down in early August just three days after it opened. It reopens later Tuesday - with the controversial figure on display - after new safety measures were put in place, with guides and educational programmes also offered to visitors, organisers said. The exhibition was dedicated to showing works that were censored elsewhere and was originally scheduled to run for 75 days.
When she was 19 years old she ended up in an internment camp after the Japanese invasion of Indonesia. But she was quickly transferred to a brothel to "comfort" Japanese soldiers. After the war, she married a British soldier, with whom she emigrated to Australia in the s.
When year-old Lee Yong-soo returned home to South Korea in after years as a child sex slave for Japanese troops, her family, having given her up for dead, thought she was a ghost. She still remembers the blue and purple fabric of that dress, but other memories from those years are more traumatic. Japan says the claims have been settled by past agreements and apologies, and that the continued controversy threatens relations between the two countries.
The deal came under heavy criticism in South Korea where many thought the government settled for far too less. Moon vowed to redo the deal during his presidential campaign, but has so far avoided specific talk about any renegotiation since taking office in May. The Foreign Ministry said government officials will hold extensive discussions with victims and experts before deciding whether to pursue changes to the deal.
Kim Bok-dong had been a vocal leader at the rallies that have been held every Wednesday in Seoul for nearly 30 years. She died on Monday at a Seoul hospital where she had been receiving treatment for cancer. She was
According to Korea Verband, a nonprofit association based in Berlin, its chairperson Han Jung-hwa donated a small statue of a girl to Ravensbruck Memorial, located in Brandenburg, northern Germany, in The German museum, which was built to commemorate the largest concentration camp for women on German soil during World War II, had exhibited the statuette since then. But last year, the Japanese embassy demanded the state government of Brandenburg and the memorial hall withdraw the bronze figurine from display.
A Florida couple turned a teen into their sex slave and sealed her off from the outside world for more than five years, police said after arresting the two. Lucie, were arrested Tuesday A book written by a man who provided controversial accounts about wartime "comfort women" was vandalized last month at a library in the city of Fukuoka, sources said Thursday.
Tokyo : A Japanese exhibition featuring a controversial South Korean artwork depicting a wartime sex slave has been cancelled after threats of violence as bilateral ties between the countries fray. The cancellation comes as relations between Tokyo and Seoul are soured by bitter disputes over territory and history stemming from Tokyo's colonial rule over the peninsula in the first half of the 20th century. The exhibition, which was part of a major art festival in Aichi, central Japan, was shut down on Saturday after just three days.