The statue symbolising “comfort women”, who were forced to work in wartime Japanese military brothels. Photo: Kyodo

Japan cancels exhibit of South Korean ‘comfort women’ statue after threats of violence

  • Organisers say they had received a number of threatening emails, phone calls and faxes
  • Japan and South Korea recently rescinded each other’s favoured export partner status amid a long-running row between the US allies
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The statue symbolising “comfort women”, who were forced to work in wartime Japanese military brothels. Photo: Kyodo
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