The Filipina Comfort Women monument in the Manila Bay that was removed in 2018 and later disappeared. Photo: Anson Yu/courtesy of Kaisa The Filipina Comfort Women monument in the Manila Bay that was removed in 2018 and later disappeared. Photo: Anson Yu/courtesy of Kaisa
The Filipina Comfort Women monument in the Manila Bay that was removed in 2018 and later disappeared. Photo: Anson Yu/courtesy of Kaisa
The Philippines

‘Comfort women’ statue missing in the Philippines as Japan’s wartime legacy under focus

  • The monument was dismantled by Rodrigo Duterte’s government before a 2018 ADB summit to avoid antagonising Japan, and later ‘stolen’ from the sculptor
  • Despite Harvard professor Mark Ramseyer arguing they were paid prostitutes, archives show Japan’s military establishment forced Filipino women to become sex slaves

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The Filipina Comfort Women monument in the Manila Bay that was removed in 2018 and later disappeared. Photo: Anson Yu/courtesy of Kaisa The Filipina Comfort Women monument in the Manila Bay that was removed in 2018 and later disappeared. Photo: Anson Yu/courtesy of Kaisa
The Filipina Comfort Women monument in the Manila Bay that was removed in 2018 and later disappeared. Photo: Anson Yu/courtesy of Kaisa
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