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Japan Times: Judge Backs Comfort Women Memorial in Glendale

posted by Randall

Comfort Women Memorial in Glendale, CAA lawsuit aiming to get rid of the comfort women memorial in Glendale near Los Angeles has been rejected by a federal judge, reports the Japan Times.

U.S. Central District of California Judge Percy Anderson ruled the memorial does not violate the constitution.

“Glendale’s placement of the Comfort Women monument in its Central Park does not pose the type of interference with the federal government’s foreign affairs powers that states a plausible claim for relief,” Anderson wrote in his ruling.

The plaintiffs led by the group  Global Alliance for Historical Truth called the ruling “highly subjective” and  vowed to appeal the decision.

Also today, a new comfort women memorial was unveiled in Union City, New Jersey.

You can read more reaction to the ruling in the Japan Times.

 

 

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  1. humanrightstiananmen64 says:

    RE: Judge backs Comfort Women memorial in Glendale: I am very confused because I found two news as follows. <a href="http:// _http://iamkoream.com/comfort-women-for-u-s-military-sue-south-korean-government/_http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/05/national/politics-diplomacy/asahi-shimbun-admits-errors-in-past-comfort-women-stories/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=asahi-shimbun-admits-errors-in-past-comfort-women-stories_The” target=”_blank”> <a href="http://_http://iamkoream.com/comfort-women-for-u-s-military-sue-south-korean-government/_http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/05/national/politics-diplomacy/asahi-shimbun-admits-errors-in-past-comfort-women-stories/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=asahi-shimbun-admits-errors-in-past-comfort-women-stories_The” target=”_blank”>_http://iamkoream.com/comfort-women-for-u-s-military-sue-south-korean-government/_http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/05/national/politics-diplomacy/asahi-shimbun-admits-errors-in-past-comfort-women-stories/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=asahi-shimbun-admits-errors-in-past-comfort-women-stories_The first one says that 122 Korean women claimed that “we were the U.S. military comfort women”, and sued the class action lawsuit on June 25, 2014. It means that the US military and the Korean Government itself is very deeply committed to this Korean “comfort women” matter during and after the Korean War, as an assailant of violence against women. The second one say that on August 6, 2014, the Asahi Shimbun, pro-Korean news paper in Japan, admitted to serious errors in many articles on the “comfort women” issue, retracting all stories going back decades that quoted a Japanese man who claimed he kidnapped about 200 Korean women and forced them to work at wartime Japanese military brothels. Anyway, the USA should not be hypocrite, and should not turn their face away from the inconvenient truth, comfort women enslaved by the US military._

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