Japan recalls Korean envoy over
Japan withdrew temporarily recalled its ambassador to South Korea, amid mounting controversy over the statue representing sex slaves wartime.
The statue was installed by activists outside the Japanese consulate in the South Korean city of Busan last month.
South Korea has called for a long time to get compensation for “comfort women” who were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II.
Japan says the statue violates a previous agreement on the issue.
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Why is the statue of such a big deal?
And (5 FT) bronze statue of -1.5 M tall depicts a young woman sitting barefoot on a chair.
It has become a symbol of the difficulties of women before and not seen enough of apology and compensation from Japan, which is facing.
Many of the estimated 200,000 women were forced to be slaves sex at the time of the Korean War. Others came from China, the Philippines, Indonesia and Taiwan.
It’s permanent issue that dogged relations with Japan.
And it only escalated with each passing year as many of the survivors of the old and dying. It is believed that about 46 survivors to stay in South Korea.