The Peace Girl Award, which was exhibited in Nagoya, Japan, was suspended on the third day of the exhibition. Two Korean writers who had made their work at the same exhibition were voluntarily dismantling their works in opposition to censorship.
I am Chung Sung-Jin from Nagoya.
'Do not block freedom of expression by violence'
30 conscientious citizens of Japan gathered in front of the Aichi Art Center in Japan to strongly criticize the decision to stop exhibiting the Peace Girl Award.
[Shiba Yoko / Joint Representative in solving the issue of comfort women's national action: I think it's a wrong decision to submit to political censorship, pressure, threatening phone calls. Stopping the girls' exhibition is the worst choice.]
The Japanese penguin, which has more than 1,000 Japanese poets, such as poets and novelists, said in a statement, "Do not stop communication between the artist and the audience, whether they are sympathetic or repulsive."
Lim Min-wook and Park Chan-kyung, who exhibited their works at this exhibition, expressed their intention to remove their works voluntarily.
[Lim Min-wook / Writer: (Political) I was not able to keep silent because I thought that I should not give in to censorship or violence.
The voice of the accusation grew as news of the demolition of a small girl, which was on display at a memorial in Germany, was removed by pressure from the Japanese government.
Asahi Shimbun and Asahi Shimbun also criticized the Japanese media outlets for stopping the exhibition, and about 10,000 people participated in the internet petition for withdrawing the exhibition.
The organizer blocked the entrance of the exhibition hall with the white wall.
Kim Sung-kyung and Kim Un-Sung, who produced the girl's prize, are reviewing legal measures such as applying for temporary injunctions against the organizer's unilateral suspension of exhibits.
Day, 'Girl Award' ceased exhibition ... Other Korean writers have also "demolished"
The Peace Girl Award, which was exhibited in Nagoya, Japan, was suspended on the third day of the exhibition. Two Korean writers who had made their work at the same exhibition were voluntarily dismantling their works in opposition to censorship. I am Chung Sung-Jin from Nagoya.