"My position on the comfort women issue is predicated on historical evidence and research" says Dr Tetsuo Arima in response to critics who would "cancel" him.
Pyongyang has peddled the comfort women story to divert attention from its weapons program and state-sponsored abduction.
In an interview, Park Yuha argues that comfort women activism started with good intentions but ignored the universal issue in a rush to hold Japan liable.
Hata provides an objective dissent on orthodox views of comfort women in Korea while also acknowledging the poverty that plagued many Chosun women victims.
In "Comfort Women: The North Korean Connection," Waseda U's Tetsuo Arima and Harvard Law's J Mark Ramseyer expose how Pyongyang is driving the historical lie.
The decision ignored vigorous local and international concerns over social divisiveness and factual inaccuracies of the project expressed in public comments.
"The statue does not symbolize peace, and its erection will further aggravate the conflict," says Lee Wooyeon of the Naksungdae Institute of Economic Research.
After being caught off guard and flip-flopping on the statue's status, German officials appear to be considering new ways to calm the international controversy.
“My people and the international community…are being deceived by such malicious propaganda.” — Kim Byungheon, advocate against comfort women fraud.
Grossly exaggerated claims concerning the Nanjing Massacre and comfort woman controversies are faltering, and not due to lack of evidence alone.
The End Comfort Women Fraud group says the statue and textual inscription of the “Statue of Peace” run counter to the historical evidence and mislead viewers.
About 60 activists gathered, hurling tirades of condemnation and some violence at the lawful demonstration by a South Korean civic group.