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Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 3, 2018
Osaka severs sister-city ties with San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue
The Osaka Municipal Government said Tuesday that it has sent a document to officially end its 61-year-old sister-city ties with San Francisco over a statue symbolizing the issue of "comfort women," or those forced to provide sex at Japanese military brothels before and during World War II.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 18, 2018
Controversial Fukushima statue of child in radiation suit now being removed
The city of Fukushima began removing a statue of a child clad in a protective suit Tuesday following criticism that it could mislead the public into believing that local residents, affected by the 2011 nuclear crisis, need to wear such gear.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 28, 2018
Fukushima to remove controversial statue of child in radiation protection suit
Fukushima Mayor Hiroshi Kohata announced a decision on Tuesday to remove a controversial statue of a child in a radiation protection suit that has drawn waves of criticism since it was unveiled early this month.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 14, 2018
First 'comfort women' statue is installed in Taiwan as South Korea marks first memorial day for forced wartime prostitutes
A bronze statue symbolizing women forced to work in wartime brothels for the Japanese military was unveiled at a ceremony in the southern Taiwan city of Tainan on Tuesday, marking the first installation of such a memorial in the country.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 13, 2018
Statue of child clad in protective suit met with criticism in disaster-hit Fukushima
A statue of a child wearing a protective suit near Fukushima Station has sparked criticism that it gives the impression that residents still need such gear following the 2011 nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 plant.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 22, 2018
N.Y. governor vows to tap state funds to reopen Statue of Liberty as shutdown enters Day 2
As the federal government shutdown entered its second day on Sunday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo vowed to use state money to reopen the Statue of Liberty before Washington restores funding to operate the popular tourist destination.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 31, 2017
Kumamoto Castle shachihoko are back after original guardian statues sustained damage in 2016 quake
The city of Kumamoto on Wednesday unveiled new statues for the roof of its iconic castle, to replace those damaged by last year's major earthquakes.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 1, 2017
'Comfort women' statue in Georgia latest to irk Japan
A new u201ccomfort womenu201d statue pops up in a suburb just northeast of Atlanta as the movement to commemorate the victims continues to frustrate Japanese diplomats.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 5, 2017
Statue of elephant Hanako unveiled in front of Kichijoji Station
A statue of Hanako, Japan's best-loved elephant, was unveiled Friday during a ceremony in front of Kichijoji Station in the western Tokyo suburb of Musashino.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 20, 2017
Japanese engineer whose statue was decapitated lauded by Taiwan
Taiwan's Presidential Office on Wednesday heaped praise on late Japanese civil engineer Yoichi Hatta for his contributions to the island, after his statue was found beheaded over the weekend.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 28, 2017
U.S. Supreme Court refuses to review challenge to California 'comfort women' statue
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a case calling for the removal of a "comfort women" statue in California, ending a three-year legal challenge brought by U.S. plaintiffs supported by the Japanese government.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 23, 2017
South Korean government asks Dong district to move Busan 'comfort women' statue
The South Korean Foreign Ministry has sent an official letter to a district office in Busan asking that a contentious statue symbolizing the women forced into Imperial Japanese military brothels before and during the war be removed from its spot outside the Japanese Consulate, a ministry spokesman said Thursday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 6, 2017
Der Spiegel editor defends cover illustration of Trump beheading Statue of Liberty
The editor-in-chief of Der Spiegel on Sunday said a front cover illustration of U.S. President Donald Trump beheading the Statue of Liberty, which split opinion at home and abroad, was a response by the German magazine to threats against democracy.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 30, 2016
'Comfort women' statue installed near Japanese consulate in Busan
A civic group on Friday installed a statue symbolizing women forced to work in Japanese wartime military brothels in front of the Japanese Consulate in Busan, a move that could strain Japan-South Korea relations.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 22, 2016
German city drops plan to install first 'comfort women' statue in Europe
The German city of Freiburg has decided not to proceed with a plan to erect a statue of a girl symbolizing so-called "comfort women" who were procured for Japan's wartime military brothels, after encountering strong opposition from its Japanese sister-city Matsuyama, a city spokesperson said.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 31, 2015
'Comfort women' funds won't be paid until sex slave statue outside Japanese Embassy removed: source
The money Japan promised in the "comfort women" agreement Monday won't be paid unless a symbolic comfort women statue in Seoul is removed.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 3, 2015
San Francisco Japanese-Americans ask why city needs a 'comfort women' memorial
San Francisco lawmakers voted in September to set up a "comfort women" memorial, becoming the first major U.S. city to plan such a tribute to the women and girls forced to provide sex for soldiers of the Imperial Japanese military.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Aug 11, 2015
Osaka to send letter to San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue
The Osaka Municipal Government will ask San Francisco's city council to carefully examine a resolution that supports establishment of a statue honoring the "comfort women" who worked at wartime Japanese military brothels, officials said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 18, 2015
Stolen Buddhist statue arrives from South Korea
One of two ancient Japanese Buddhist statues stolen in 2012 by South Korean thieves arrived Saturday in the southwestern island city of Tsushima, where it was originally kept, the city office said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 12, 2014
Girl Scouts who posed for Yokohama statue reunited 52 years later
By the shore of Yamashita Park in Yokohama, the city where Japanese and American culture intersect, there stands a statue of three girls. Two are shaking hands while their other hands are raised to their heads to show respect, and a third girl stands beside them.

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