People gather around a statue symbolising Korean “comfort women” made to work in Japanese wartime military brothels, in Berlin in 2020, in protest against the German city’s decision to rescind approval for it to stand there. The authorities later changed their stance and the statue is still in place. Photo: Kyodo
People gather around a statue symbolising Korean “comfort women” made to work in Japanese wartime military brothels, in Berlin in 2020, in protest against the German city’s decision to rescind approval for it to stand there. The authorities later changed their stance and the statue is still in place. Photo: Kyodo
South Korea

Why is a South Korean fringe group backing Japan’s position on WWII ‘comfort women’?

  • End Comfort Women Fraud group says there’s evidence of women signing contracts to work in brothels for Japanese military during colonial rule
  • Four campaigners are heading to Berlin, wanting a comfort woman statue removed ‘to help improve South Korea-Japan relationship’ and other ties

People gather around a statue symbolising Korean “comfort women” made to work in Japanese wartime military brothels, in Berlin in 2020, in protest against the German city’s decision to rescind approval for it to stand there. The authorities later changed their stance and the statue is still in place. Photo: Kyodo
People gather around a statue symbolising Korean “comfort women” made to work in Japanese wartime military brothels, in Berlin in 2020, in protest against the German city’s decision to rescind approval for it to stand there. The authorities later changed their stance and the statue is still in place. Photo: Kyodo
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