A group of South Korean women forced into sexual slavery for Japan during World War II filed a defamation suit against an obscure Japanese rock band. They are suing in particular for a song by the band calling them "prostitutes".
Nobuyuki Suzuki, a member of a right-wing Japanese political group, was indicted for allegedly vandalizing two monuments in Seoul, South Korea. According to prosecutors on Sunday, February 17, they have charged Suzuki for placing a sign at a memorial statue near Japan’s embassy in South Korea, which read “Takeshima belongs to Japan” in the Korean language, on June 19th of last year. He has also been charged with defamation of the dead for insulting Korean freedom fighter Yoon Bong-gil by placing a similar sign on his monument.
A South Korean man attacked the Japanese Embassy in Seoul by intentionally crashing a small truck into the building. Luckily there were no casualties, and the driver, whose name has only been released as Kim, was arrested by police. The 61 year old driver says he carried out his attack in revenge for an incident where a Japanese right-wing activist placed insulting signs on a comfort women memorial last month.
A large group of South Korean women have plans to file a lawsuit against a Japanese citizen who left insulting signs on a monument to comfort women across from the Japanese Embassy. The group of women were among those who served as sexual slaves, or 'comfort women,' to the Imperial Army during Japan's occupation of the Korean peninsula prior to and during World War II. With the help of attorney Park Seon-ah, the women have stated they will file a criminal insult and defamation lawsuit on July 4th against Nobuyuki Suzuki, a 47 year old leader of a right-wing political group.