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"Comfort Woman" Statue Causes Discomfort

April 30, 2018

 from the i spotted by Roving reporter Anne French

MANILA, Philippines –  A statue honoring women who were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II was quietly removed from a busy seaside promenade in the Philippine capital, angering women's groups.

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The rumour is that the removal has been prompted not by drainage works but because the Japanese do not like this permanent reminder of thier past abuse of Philipino women.  

Last year, Osaka terminated its 60-year sister-city ties with San Francisco to protest a statue commemorating Asian sex slaves that was erected by California's Korean, Chinese and Filipino communities.

 the San Franciso monument to "Comfort Women"

Again, we see the power of permanent tributes to the lives of women. Even national governments recognise the capacity to reach people with a 3 dimensional representation of past deeds and mis-deeds.

http://journalstar.com/news/world/statue-honoring-wwii-sex-slaves-removed-in-philippines/article_3d902e13-46e9-5c3e-8de3-52e51d1b7346.html