Panel Calls for Reopening Aichi Comfort Women Statue Exhibit

Society Culture

Nagoya, Sept. 25 (Jiji Press)--An expert panel of the Aichi prefectural government Wednesday called for reopening a canceled exhibit featuring a statue symbolizing the issue of wartime comfort women after safety measures are taken.

The exhibit, "After 'Freedom of Expression?'" was part of the ongoing Aichi Triennale 2019 art festival.

The panel submitted an interim report that looked into the controversial cancellation to Aichi Governor Hideaki Omura, chair of the executive committee of the festival.

"We'll take it sincerely and aim for the reopening after taking necessary measures," Omura said.

Before and during World War II, many women, including Koreans, were forced into prostitution for Japanese soldiers. This remains a sensitive issue between Japan and South Korea.

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