Japan claims statue in front of Seoul embassy violates int’l convention

The Japanese government has officially claimed that the “peace statue” in front of its embassy in Seoul violates international convention on diplomatic relations, a report submitted to the Diet showed Saturday.

According to the daily Sankei Shimbun, the report compiled in response to questions raised by lawmakers said the bronze statue set up to mark the suffering of Korean women who were used as sex slaves by Japanese troops during World War II conflicted with article 22 section two of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. <Korea Times>

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