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Requests by Japanese government officials and Diet members to remove a monument in a New Jersey borough dedicated to the women forced into sexual slavery for the wartime Imperial Japanese forces have riled local officials.

Palisades Park officials have voiced anger at what they say has been an offer by the Japanese Consulate General in New York to donate cherry trees and other items in exchange for removing the monument, although the consulate has denied making such an offer.

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