We were trying to prolong our goodbyes, but a loudspeaker blasting behind us forced us to part hastily. It was a small protest: two burly middle-aged men lounging around, a woman resting her head on a table with flyers and a donation box, and two bronze statues of young girls, seated and barefoot. One of the girls was Korean, judging by her traditional dress; the other one wore a Chinese pajama tunic. The bronze girls stared vacantly toward the Japanese consulate nearby, clenched fists in their laps. Defaced images of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan had been placed under their feet, as if they had stomped on his face.
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Japan is considering partially lifting an import ban on chicken meat from Russia, with the two countries' leaders expected to discuss the matter on the sidelines of this week's Group of 20 summit in Osaka, government sources said Monday. Since , Japan has banned imports Russian President Vladimir Putin has suggested that his country has no plan to hand over four Russian-held northwestern Pacific islands to Japan, according to a Russian national television program aired Saturday. In an interview with Putin, a reporter, who claimed to have visited one of
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In December of the same year, she initiated legal action against the Japanese state to obtain an apology and compensation from its representatives. In addition to Japanese or Korean women recruited in Japan itself, the majority of them were young girls and women from the Japanese colonies of the time — Korea and Taiwan — driven into war zones by deception or force. Women from territories occupied by the Japanese army were likewise recruited in centres of prostitution, but collective rape was much more frequent in their case. With the extension of the conflict, their number grew and continued to do so until the defeat of Japan.