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San Francisco mayor indicates intention to accept comfort women statue as donation

Sankei front-paged a report saying that Osaka Mayor Yoshimura announced on Wednesday that he has received a letter from San Francisco Mayor Lee in response to his Sept. 29 letter asking the San Francisco authorities not to accept a statue symbolizing the comfort women from a citizens’ group as a donation. According to Yoshimura, the San Francisco mayor stated in the letter that it is his responsibility to accommodate the wishes of local citizens. The Osaka mayor stated that he will make moves to end Osaka’s sister city relationship with San Francisco if San Francisco accepts the statue.

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