"The statue does not symbolize peace, and its erection will further aggravate the conflict," says Lee Wooyeon of the Naksungdae Institute of Economic Research.
About 60 activists gathered, hurling tirades of condemnation and some violence at the lawful demonstration by a South Korean civic group.
Healthy international relations can only be revived by tackling the root causes of soured relations between Japan and South Korea, says the group.
Healthy international relations cannot be established unless the lies surrounding the comfort women issue are recognized by the world, the group says.
If the statue in Germany, a major European country, is allowed to stay, it could spread the fabricated history written on it into the international community.
The installation of the statue in Germany is not only incompatible with South Korea’s 2015 and earlier agreements with Japan, but it is an unduly one-sided,...
The Mitte district in Berlin has rescinded approval of a Korean comfort woman statue that was unveiled in the city last month. The German...