The Column of Strength monument to "comfort women" was unveiled last year. This week, the mayor of Osaka, Japan, said he was withdrawing his city from a six-decade "sister city" relationship with San Francisco over objections to the statue.
The Comfort Woman statue, with bird on shoulder, beside an empty chair symbolizing survivors who are of an old age without having yet witnessed judgement, in Glendale, California.
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Relatives of Korean women forced into Japanese-run brothels during World War II demonstrate outside the foreign ministry in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday. The two countries announced a deal that included an apology from the Japanese prime minister and a fund to support the 46 surviving Korean women.