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Groups propose erecting memorials to forced labor victims in front of consulates in ROK

  • July 21, 2017
  • , Asahi, Mainichi
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Asahi and Mainichi reported from Seoul that the GOJ has asked the ROK government to nip in the bud an idea presented by a South Korean civic organization to erect in front of the Japanese Consulate General on Jeju Island a statue in memory of the Korean victims of forced labor by Japanese companies during WWII. A separate NGO has been pursuing similar projects in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul and the Consulate General in Busan. 

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