• JIJI, Staff Report

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The Aichi Triennale 2019 art festival, which included a controversial exhibition featuring a statue of a girl symbolizing the so-called comfort women, came to a close Monday.

As the 75-day festival in Aichi Prefecture ended, Gov. Hideaki Omura, head of the event’s organizing committee, told reporters that there were many things that should be regretted, adding that he will look back and reflect on the lessons learned to better prepare for future projects.

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