A statue commemorating “comfort women”, a euphemism given by Japan to the women and girls enslaved for sex by the Japanese army during World War II, is displayed at a residential area in central Berlin on Friday. Photo: AP A statue commemorating “comfort women”, a euphemism given by Japan to the women and girls enslaved for sex by the Japanese army during World War II, is displayed at a residential area in central Berlin on Friday. Photo: AP
A statue commemorating “comfort women”, a euphemism given by Japan to the women and girls enslaved for sex by the Japanese army during World War II, is displayed at a residential area in central Berlin on Friday. Photo: AP

Berlin allows Korean ‘comfort women’ statue to remain, despite anger from Japan

  • The statue represents Korean women who were made into sex slaves during Japanese invasion and colonisation
  • The Mitte district in the German capital said it hopes to explore a plan for Japan and South Korea to reach a compromise on the display

Topic |   Legacy of war in Asia
A statue commemorating “comfort women”, a euphemism given by Japan to the women and girls enslaved for sex by the Japanese army during World War II, is displayed at a residential area in central Berlin on Friday. Photo: AP A statue commemorating “comfort women”, a euphemism given by Japan to the women and girls enslaved for sex by the Japanese army during World War II, is displayed at a residential area in central Berlin on Friday. Photo: AP
A statue commemorating “comfort women”, a euphemism given by Japan to the women and girls enslaved for sex by the Japanese army during World War II, is displayed at a residential area in central Berlin on Friday. Photo: AP
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