South Koreans call for stolen artifact to be returned to Japan

03 Apr 2013 11:16 AM | Anonymous

South Koreans call for stolen artifact to be returned to Japan
April 02, 2013
 
By AKIRA NAKANO/ Correspondent

SEOUL--A monk here is leading a petition to hand back an ancient Buddhist statue to Japan that was stolen by a South Korean ring, fighting a widespread view that the perpetrators of the theft are heroes.

The monk has been joined by a former "comfort woman" who was forced to provide sexual services to Japanese soldiers during World War II, a lawyer and others.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201304020233

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