'Comfort woman' statue pulled from Japan exhibit after threats
A controversial statue symbolizing "comfort women" was withdrawn from a Japanese art exhibition on Saturday after organizers received security threats, amid a resurgence of tensions between Japan and South Korea rooted in their bitter wartime past. Comfort women is a euphemism for those, many of them Korean, forced to work in Japan's World War Two brothels and is a highly emotional topic for people of both countries. Japan says the issue was settled by past agreements and apologies but many Koreans say Japan did not go far enough and have demanded further compensation for victims.
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