An appeal has been filed by a group that waged an unsuccessful bid in federal court to have the comfort women memorial in Glendale, California removed, reports Courthouse News Service.
A group known as the Global Alliance for Historical Truth along with its president Koichi Mera and Michiko Shiota Gingery filed the appeal in … Read more
A 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.
A blog posted in Forbes wonders whether a law firm stooped to a new low when it accepted a lawsuit trying to prove comfort women forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army were really prostitutes (photo by Melissa Wall).
Eamonn Fingleton makes a comparison to the Jewish holocaust arguing no self-respecting US … Read more
The group Global Alliance for Historical Truth and two of its members are suing the City of Glendale, CA in a bid to get the removal of the comfort women memorial there, reports the Global Post.(photo by Melissa Wall)
“We think this event is a serious problem to Japan and the Japanese because … Read more
Opposition to the comfort women memorial in Glendale, CA has come primarily from Japan, but a significant number of Japanese Americans have come out against it too, according to Gwen Muranaka, English Editor of the bilingual newspaper, Rafu Shimpo.
Her fear is that years of friendships between the Korean American and Japanese … Read more
A memorial dedicated to comfort women who say they were enslaved for the sexual gratification of the imperial Japanese army in World War II will go up Tuesday in Glendale, CA, reports NPR.
The sculpture, the first of its kind on the West Coast, has deeply divided many in the small Southern … Read more
Opposition from Japan has successfully blocked a decision from the City Council in Buena Park near Anaheim about whether to build a memorial to comfort women, reports the Arirang News.
A vote had been scheduled for this week but was delayed when the Council received a letter of protest from Consul General Jun … Read more
Despite protests from Japanese Americans, the Glendale City Council has approved a memorial to comfort women at Glendale Central Park, reports the Press-Telegram.
Koreans have long contended that 200,000 women of Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, Filipina and Dutch descent were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military during World War II. But … Read more
The Fort Lee City Council in New Jersey is refusing to approve a comfort women memorial citing differences within the Korean American community, reports NorthJersey.com.
It had been thought those differences had been worked out, but the Korean American Civic Empowerment and Korean-American Vietnam War veterans group acknowledge difference remain despite concessions about the … Read more
A compromise has been reached in a disagreement within the Korean American community that threatened the dedication of a comfort women memorial in Fort Lee, New Jersey, reports JDP.
The Korean American Civic Empowerment group or KACE objected to the memorial saying it was too politicized.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Korean … Read more