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ROK labor group to erect forced laborer statue in front of Japanese consulate general in Busan

By Hiroshi Minegishi in Seoul


The Busan regional headquarters of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, the umbrella group of ROK labor unions, announced at a news conference on Sept. 18 that it will erect a statue symbolizing workers from the Korean Peninsula who were forced to work for Japanese companies during the Japanese colonial period in front of the Japanese consulate general in Busan on May 1, 2018.


The group said that it has agreed with a group in North Korea to erect a forced laborer statue in Pyongyang at about the same time.


The South Korean labor group also erected forced laborer statues in front of the Yongsan Train Station in Seoul and in a park in Incheon in August.

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