San Francisco accepts 'comfort women' statue

San Francisco accepts 'comfort women' statue
 

San Francisco has officially accepted a statue representing the "comfort women" forced to work as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War Two.
The work depicts three young women - from Korea, China and the Philippines - standing in a circle holding hands.
Similar statues around the world have angered Japan. San Francisco's Japanese sister city, Osaka, has already threatened to cut ties over the move.
It's estimated that some 200,000 women were kept in these military brothels.
Some of the women were willing, others were lured with the offer of paid work as cooks or... read more

 
23 November 2017 in World News, Views: 39
Source: BBC
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