Organizers of a shuttered art exhibition that included a "comfort woman" statue agreed Monday with the hosts of the Nagoya arts festival of which it was part to reopen the collection to visitors, in a high-profile case that highlights freedom of expression.

Having reached the settlement, the two sides said they planned to reopen the exhibition, called "After 'Freedom of Expression?'" at the Aichi Triennale 2019 sometime between Oct. 6 and 8.

The term "comfort woman" is a euphemism used to refer to women who provided sex, including those who did so against their will, for Japanese troops before and during World War II.