Glendale approves controversial 'comf...

Glendale approves controversial 'comfort women' memorial

There are 4 comments on the Press-Telegram story from Jul 9, 2013, titled Glendale approves controversial 'comfort women' memorial. In it, Press-Telegram reports that:

Over the objections of dozens of Japanese-Americans who crowded City Hall chambers, the Glendale City Council voted Tuesday to install a controversial memorial at Glendale Central Park honoring "comfort women" -- a euphemism for the mostly Korean women and girls forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military during World War II.

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San Jose, CA

#2 Jul 12, 2013
Why do people keep quiet against today’s comfort women issue?

Modern-Day Comfort Women
Funny Stuff

Duarte, CA

#3 Jul 12, 2013
If a city is going to memorialize one group with regards to this type of war crime, why not memorialize them all? Also, how can current Japanese citizens -not Japanese Americans- go to Glendale and then protest that these women were willing participants?

I wouldn't want to walk past a creepy memorial like that everyday -especially if I were Asian. Does anyone else think it's wierd?

Who thought of this exactly and for what reason was it put up? Typical yucky Glendale.

Kawasaki, Japan

#5 Aug 13, 2013
The city of Higashiosaka, Osaka Prefecture, has sent a letter of protest to its sister city of Glendale, California, claiming the U.S. city has made false statements regarding the “comfort women” memorial it recently unveiled, municipal officials said Friday.

The statement in question, found on the Glendale city website, says each of its sister cities has “expressed an interest in developing a monument or memorial” within the park space where the bronze statue of a woman in traditional Korean clothing was erected to represent Korean women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military.

“A maintenance fund will be established to cover the cost of any general maintenance and any vandalism or graffiti removal,” it says.“This fund will ensure that all maintenance costs related to sister cities monuments/memorials are covered by our sister city partners.”

Glendale’s six sister cities include the South Korean cities of Goseong and Gimpo.

Higashiosaka Mayor Yoshikazu Noda said in the letter that his city never expressed such interest, nor has it given “any consent to share the expenses for the establishment of the fund.”

On the comfort women issue itself,“Higashiosaka city has never expressed any thoughts,” the mayor wrote, adding,“the people of Higashiosaka are hurt” by the move to install the memorial.

Sapporo, Japan

#6 Sep 17, 2013
Korean Comfort Women are prostitute(洋&#2 0844;主).
All the records of evidence are proving.
Search record of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Government.
Buena Park,CA acquired truth.

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