• Kyodo


The city of Higashiosaka, Osaka Prefecture, has sent a letter of protest to its sister city of Glendale, California, claiming the U.S. city has made false statements regarding the “comfort women” memorial it recently unveiled, municipal officials said Friday.

The statement in question, found on the Glendale city website, says each of its sister cities has “expressed an interest in developing a monument or memorial” within the park space where the bronze statue of a woman in traditional Korean clothing was erected to represent Korean women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military.

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