Statue Brings Friction Over WWII Comfort Women To California

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July 29th, 2013

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For decades, Koreans have been pushing to preserve the legacy of women forced to provide sex to Japanese army soldiers during World War II. Glendale, Calif., will dedicate a statue memorializing the victims, known as “comfort women,” on Tuesday…

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“There is a belief among many conservatives in Japan that history has been used as a tool against Japan, that Japan suffers not from too much patriotism, but too little.”

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