• Kyodo


A high school in Osaka Prefecture has canceled a student exchange program with its U.S. sister city following a disagreement over funds to maintain a memorial dedicated to women forced by the Japanese military into wartime sexual servitude.

The school in Higashiosaka had been planning to send six students to Glendale, California, for a home stay and exchange with local high school students for two to three weeks. In canceling the plan the school said its students could be at risk.

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