FROM Brittany Levine
Discomfort Over Glendale's 'Comfort Woman' Statue Last July, a half-ton bronze statue was erected in Glendale's Central Park, showing a woman in traditional Korean clothing next to an empty chair. A plaque explains that she's emblematic of the 80 to 200 thousand women allegedly enslaved as "comfort women" during World War II to serve as prostitutes for Japanese soldiers. Delegations of Japanese officials have visited Central Park and asked that the statue be removed. Now Glendale's being sued by Glendale resident Michiko Shiota Gingery. Brittany Levine is covering the story for the LA Times .
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