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Japan asks S. Korea to block monument by former wartime sex slaves
By Kim Deok-hyun
SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Yonhap) -- Japan has asked South Korea to block a plan of a group of elderly Korean women who were forced into sexual slavery to serve Japan's World War II soldiers to set up a "Peace Monument" near the Japanese embassy in Seoul, a foreign ministry official said Wednesday.

The Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan, which represents the Korean victims and has staged rallies in front of the Japanese embassy on Wednesday of every week, plans to unveil the monument in December to mark its 1,000th demonstration.





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