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Peace Monuments
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1911 - China-Korea Friendship Bridge, Yalu River, between Dandong, Liaoning (China) & Sinuiju (North Korea). Left image from China. Right image from North Korea. Second bridge built in 1943. Korean end of the original (1911) bridge destroyed by Americans during the Korean War.

1950 - United Nations Memorial Cross, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu Island (Japan). "Standing faced Korea, the soldier of the Allied Forces killed in the Korean War is commemorated." Inscription: "In honor of the fallen heroes of the United Nations erected in 1950 by members of the Kokura General Depot Camp Kokura Kyushu Japan." (Kitakyushu was created in 1963 and includes the old city of Kokura.)

After July 27, 1953 - North Korea Peace Museum, Panmunjeom, Gyeonggi province (North Korea). In the building constructed to house the signing of the Korean War Armistice Agreement on 27 July 1953. Approximately 500 m north of the Joint Security Area (JSA), in the northern half of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). The weapons used to kill U.S. Army Capt. Bonifas and Lt. Barrett in the Axe Murder Incident of 1976 are rumored to reside within the Museum. Just outside what has become known as "Propaganda Village" (qv).

After July 27, 1953 - Kijong-dong / Peace Village, Pamnumjeom (North Korea). Called "Peace Village" by North Korea & "Propaganda Village" by South Korea. An uninhabited village with no glass in the windows and, up till 2004, loudspeakers that broadcast a steady stream of anti-South Korean and anti-American propaganda. Has the world's tallest flagpole.

August 1967 - Nagasaki Korean Atomic Bomb Victims' Memorial, near the Hypocenter, Nagasaki Peace Park, Nagasaki (Japan). "Inspired by the July 1967 discovery of the bones of Korean bomb victims at Seikoin in the Oura Motomachi district, this memorial is dedicated to the many Koreans who, having been forced into hard labor by the Japanese military, were killed in the atomic bombing of Nagasaki."

April 10, 1970 - Monument in Memory of the Korean Victims of the A-bomb, Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima (Japan). Engraved "Souls of the dead ride to heaven on the backs of turtles" and stands on a turtle-shaped base. Originally erected at the western end of Honkawa Bridge. Moved into the park in July 1999. #11 of 56 "cenotaphs & monuments" on the Virtual E-Tour.

Date? - Tongil Park (South Korea). "Experience Korean history at the Tongil Park, which shows how Korea has been divided into South Korea and North Korea."

October 3, 1976 - Korean Bell of Friendship, Angel's Gate Recreation Center, 3601 South Gaffey Street, San Pedro, California (USA). Near Los Angeles (whose sister city in Korea is Pusan). Gift from Korea to the people of the USA for the US bicentennial. Entry #80 in the "Peace Movement Directory" by James Richard Bennett (2001).

August 26, 1978 - International Friendship Exhibition, Myohyangsan / Mt. Myohyang (North Korea). "One of the most beautiful places I have ever seen on the Korean peninsula... At either end are ornate structures with traditional Korean architecture (to the top and bottom of the image) -- the two main 'friendship' exhibits, one devoted to "Great Leader" Kim Il-sung [1912-1994] (top), the other to "Dear Leader" Kim Jong-il (bottom). "There are over 200,000 gifts, including a football signed by Pele, a basketball signed by Jordan, old Apple computer produced in 2000, Samsung computer produced in 2003, furnitures given by S.Korean company, even pictures of animals & plants they received. Of course they were many portraits of the two leaders, anti-American posters & statues (the most impressive, an American map smashed in a tiger's claw), New York Times with Kim Jong il on the front page. I had complex feelings -- the world most isolated country is still trying hard to build the 'image' of getting along with foreign countries."

1988 - World Peace Gate, Olympic Park, Seoul (South Korea). "Imposing steel frame and reinforced iron structure 24 meters high, 37 meters wide, and 62 meters in length" built for the 1988 Summer Olympic Games.
1988? - World Peace Flame, Olympic Park, Seoul (South Korea). Apparently near Olympic Peace Gate (qv) which was constructed for the 1988 Olympic Games.

Date? - Sunken Peace Garden, Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), Panmunjon (Korea). This garden was the scene of a shootout in 1984 when a Soviet interpreter defected during a visit to the DMZ. Left photo taken from "The Pagoda" (formerly used to observe North Korea). The building to the right of the garden [expresses] South Korea's hope to reunite what was divided."

1992 - Nanum Jip / House of Sharing, Gwanju, Gyeonggi-do (South Korea). About an hour south of Seoul. "Not only is it a place of refuge for Korean women formerly interned as sex slaves by the Japanese during World War II, but it is a museum offering little known insights into this dark time in history." /// "The museum houses various pieces of art donated by noted Korean artists." Left image shows "memorials to women who used to live at the House of Sharing but have since passed away."

1992 - Seodaemun Prison History Hall, Seodaemun Independence Park, 251, Tongil-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul (South Korea). "A living history site for Korean history where visitors can pay a high tribute to the patriotic ancestors who valiently fought against the Japanese invasion for sovereign independence, and renew the determination of the spirit of independece." The prison opened about 1910. Info courtesy of Gerard Lössbroek.

August 5, 1995 - Yi Jun Peace Museum, Wagenstraat 124A, The Hague (Netherlands). Opened by Korean expatriates Kee-Hang Lee & Song Chang-ju on 50th anniversary of Korean liberation from Japan & on 88th anniversary of death of Yi Jun [1859-1907] who represented Korea at the Second Hague Peace Conference in 1907 and died in this building (former Hotel De Jong). Associated with the International Network of Musuems for Peace (INMP).

January 1, 2000 - Peace Bell, Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) (South Korea). Over 7 feet in diameter, over 12 feet tall & weighs 21 tons. "As we bid farewell to the 20th Century in which we witnessed the division of the Korean Peninsula, we welcome the 21st Century as a time of reunification and peace for all makind."

January 1, 2000 - Stones of Peace Wall, Imjingak Park, Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), Paju (South Korea). Next to the peace bell (qv). "Stones from 86 noteworthy battlefields all over the world, put on display to wish for a peaceful unification of Korea. Barring any nasty surprises, most [South Koreans] believe that unification will follow the German model, with North Korea gradually opening its society up and integrating itself into South Korea. The hard part is the opening up, as the cult of Kim Jong-il is much harder to maintain in an open society."

Date? - Reunification monument, outside the Third Intrusion Tunnel, Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) (South Korea). "Depicts the division of Korea, and the world, and the hope to reunite what was divided." The 1.7 km (1.1 mile) tunnel dug by North Korea was discovered in October 1978 and is is now open to the public (right image).
Date? - Gangwon (South Korea). "At Jwadae there are 16 stone sculptures delicately carved in hopes of the reunification of Korea." Information courtesy of Barbara Panvel.

2000 - UN Sculpture Park, Busan (South Korea). "Located near UN Memorial Park. You can look around many sculptures from all over the world with the theme of freedom, peace & unification. These were donated by sculptors from 21 countries that sent troops to Korea during the war in 2000 for the memory of 50th anniversary of Korean war." What is the UN Memorial Park?
Date? - Peace Monument, Seoul? (South Korea). "Created to promote peace in the Korean peninsula by Israeli and Palestinian schoolchildren."

2001 - Monument to Three Principles (Charters?) of National Reunification, Tongil Expressway to Panmunjom, Pyongyang (North Korea). "Two traditionally-dressed Korean women, one from the North and one from the South, symbolically join hands in this monumental stone sculpture spanning the road that leads south to the Demilitarized Zone." "'Three Charters for National Reunification' refers to the north Korean reunification program defined by Kim Jung Il. The three chapters [sic] are the principles of independence, peaceful reunification & great national unity. Reunification according the North Korean vision means that the US occupation of the South should end and that one Korea should be led by Kim Il Sung."

2002 - Clock Tower of Peace, War Memorial of Korea (WMK), Seoul (South Korea). "Portrays two young girls holding two watches, one stopped at the moment of separation of the two Koreas and the other moving toward future unification... Reminds us of the familiar icons of peace culture as presented in the Hiroshima and Nagasaki museums in Japan. Despite such a gesture to modify its militaristic and masculine image, the presence of the museum with a message of anticommunism and military patriotism continues to elicit criticism... (The WMK, conceived in 1988 under the Roh Tae Woo government, was opened at the site of the former Korean Army Headquarters in downtown Seoul in 1994. Despite public discomfort over its military appearance, the WMK survived the demise of the military dictatorship and was embraced by the civilian regime headed by President Kim Young Sam as a reminder to Koreans of the ongoing threat posed by North Korea.)"

October 19-17, 2002 - Peace Bell, 2nd Choir Olympics, Busan (South Korea). "The Choir Olympics go to Asia for the first time. Busan, the South Korean port metropolis, is an outstanding host, giving the event an unmistakably Asian face and proving that the Choir Olympic Idea could also finds adherents in the Far East, resulting in enthusiasm all over the world. Patron: Ahn Sang-Yong, Mayor of the City of Busan.

November 2003 - Center for Peace Museum, 99-1 Kyunji-Dong, Jongno-Gu, Seoul (South Korea). "Set up in the wake of the late-1990’s apology movement for the massacre of civilians committed by the Korean forces during the Vietnam War. The 'seed' was sown by two former 'comfort women,' sex slaves for the defunct Japanese Imperial Military, who made donations in the hope that there would be no more victims of war. With the spirit of 'pain, memory, solidarity,' the Center aims to remember all the wars in the world & unite with war-victimized people. The Center opened a 100-square-meter site named 'space peace' near Insadong, the well-known tourist spot in Seoul. In order to nurture peace-loving minds, photo & painting exhibitions have been held under such themes as Japanese aggression, the Iraq War, & South Korea’s diehard military culture stemming from the Korean War & the resulting division of the Korean land. South Korea has a war museum but not a peace museum. We do not intend to construct a grand building, but to develop a peaceful culture to overcome the 'war/military culture' that permeates South Korean society. We intend to continue transmitting this message from our corner of Seoul." Affiliated with International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP).

August 4, 2004 - Peace Bell, Mountain Spirit Center (MSC), 8400 Juniper Way, Tehachapi, California (USA). Founded in 1993, MSC is a Korean Zen Buddhist temple affiliated with the Kwan Um School of Zen, founded in America by Zen Master Seung Sahn.

Date? - Korean War Memorial, Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza, Phoenix, Arizona (USA). Across the street from the Arizona state house. "A stylized pagoda with a ceremonial temple bell weighing approximately two tons." Bell probably made in Korea.

2004 - Jeju Peace Musuem, Cheju/Jeju Island (South Korea). Founded & personally financed by Lee Young-Geun. "Sits on the site of Gamma Oreum, a lasting memorial to life under [Japanese] occupation & those forced labourers who constructed the tunnels. Lee Young-Geun's father spent two & half years here as a labourer, & it was on his request that he began this Peace Museum."

August 24, 2004 - World Peace Monument, Korea-Japan Friendship Training Center, Soka Gakkai International (SGI), Cheju Island (South Korea). Has six bronze statues representing the six continents: Asia, Africa, Oceania, North America, South America & Europe. Click here for other SGI peace monuments.

April 30, 2006 - World Poet Laureates' Monument, SGI-'s Korea-Japan Friendship Training Center, Soka Gakkai International (SGI), Cheju/Jeju Island (South Korea). Commemorates May 3, Soka Gakkai Day. Inscribed with a quote from SGI President Daisaku Ikeda. Bronze busts of Indian poet and educator Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), Italian poet laureate Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374), and British poet William Wordsworth (1770-1850) were also unveiled. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Mr. Ikeda's receiving the title of Poet Laureate (1981, by World Congress of Poets) as well as the 11th anniversary of World Poet Laureate Award (1995, by World Poetry Society).

2007 - World Peace Center, Pyongyang (North Korea). Founded by The Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity (Unification Church of Sun Myung Moon).

Summer 2007 - Ambassador of Peace Monument, Central Park, Burnaby, British Columbia (Canada). Also known as Kapyong Korean War Memorial. "Recognizes the 36 servicemen from British Columbia who made the supreme sacrifice during the Korean War 1950/53 & during the Peacekeeping period 1953/56. Their names will be engraved on the Central Park Memorial, including rank, surname, given Names, decorations & unit. Total Canadian casualties were 516 killed, 1558 wounded, & countless others suffer from post traumatic stress syndrome. Approximately 100 servicemen from British Columbia were wounded during the Korean War. Korea remains as Canada’s third bloodiest war, after WWI & WWII & just ahead of the South African War, the last colonial war more than a century ago. Canadian servicemen & women are putting their lives in harm’s way at this very moment in Afghanistan. The Korean War, often called the Forgotten War, is worthy of a thought or two by Canadians." Click here for the Battle of Kapyong. Photo made on June 25, 2011.

October 30, 2007 - World Peace Bell Park, Hwacheon County, Gangwon Province (South Korea). "Project started in 2005 with an idea of Mr. Jeong Gap-cheol, the elected executive of Hwacheon County. The Peace Bell, which will hang in the park, is to be cast next year from spent bullets and shells from many of the world's armed conflicts."
May 26, 2009 - World Peace Bell, World Peace Bell Park, Hwacheong-un, Gangwon Province (South Korea). "A bell praying for world peace is to resonate in this, the world's last divided country [sic]. Made from empty cartridge cases from battlefields all over the world. The park spans 7,450 square meters [sic] in a region where remnants of historical conflict remain. In the 1980's, the Chun Doo-hwan regime needed a countermeasure against possible deliberate flooding by North Korea via the Mt. Geumgang Dam, and even collected funds from citizens to build the Peace Dam. But as the northern threat slackened, construction was called off and then on again. It was finally completed in 2005." Not associated with the World Peace Bell Association (WPBA) of Tokyo (Japan).

March 28, 2008 - Jeju April 3 Peace Memorial Hall, Peace Park, Jeju Island (South Korea). Nothing more in known about this Peace Memorial Hall & Peace Park.

1992-2008 - "Walking to the Sky." (#1) 1992 "Man Walking to the Sky," Kassel (Germany). (#2) "Woman Waking to the Sky," Strasbourg (France). (#3) 2004 "Humanity Walking to the Sky," moved from Rockefeller Center, New York City, & Nasher Collection, Dallas, Texas. 2006 Carnegie-Mellon University, Warner Hall, Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pensylvania (USA). (#4) 2008 Kiturami Homsys Company, Hwagok-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul/Yonhap (South Korea). Sculptures by American Jonathan Borofsky. The sculpture in Seoul features people of different ages and ethnicities, including three Asian people. The pole is angled at 75 degrees, because "the idea is to walk to the sky, not to the building across the street,'' Borofsky joked.

August 7, 2010 - Pacific Rim Park #6, Jeju (South Korea). Sixth of seven parks sponsored by the Pacific Rim Park Project of San Diego, California (USA)."Sits at the edge of the sea, with its back against the memory of war, which reaches back to the past. On the east side of the park, the spiral contains a sculpture of the grandmother stone who is connected to the sea. On the west side of the park is a earth mound with a stone courtyard facing the Pacific. In the center is a large white pearl placed as a gift to the future of our Pacific. We hope our work will help in Jeju’s quest for peace."

October 2011 - No Gun-Ri International Peace Park, Museum & Education Center, No Gun-Ri, Yongdong County (South Korea). 29-acre park, adjacent to the massacre site. Top image shows "the Memorial Tower with its three- 2 two-dimensional depictions of the refugees of 1950 & two arches representing the No Gun Ri tunnel entrances." /// "In 2007, the South Korean government announced that it would build a $20 million No Gun Ri History Park in the village by 2009. The following is from a visit on October 7, 2009 (click here for the full account): "Chung Koo Do is the Director of the No Gun-Ri Institute for Peace Studies and is dedicated to ensuring that the memory of the No Gun-Ri massacre is not lost and that justice prevails. He told me that there were over 500 incidents of killing of civilians during the war but No Gun-ri was the only case investigated by a joint South Korean-US government team. After the No Gun-ri investigation the US said it would not look into any other case. [July 26-29] 2010 will be the 60th anniversary of No Gun-Ri. Chung told me his organization is planning to sponsor several important events to commemorate the massacre. He hopes that US soldiers who were involved in the Korean War will come for the events and he particularly hopes that Veterans for Peace in the US will send a delegation to Korea during this time. He asked me to help them make that possible and I told him I would do my best. Chung pointed out with great pride the large area surrounding the No Gun-ri massacre site that will become a peace park. The South Korean government is now building a peace museum, educational facilities, and memorials. The survivors, and their descendants, are determined to keep the memory of No Gun-ri in the forefront of international peace movement efforts." (Click here for an account of a meeting with survivors in the USA on November 10, 1999.) Affiliated with International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP). Site of 8th International Conference on Museums for Peace in October 2014.

December 14, 2011 - Peace Monument, near the Japanese Embassy, Seoul (South Korea). Inscription: "This peace monument reflects people's genuine desire to learn from history and remember the past on the occasion of the 1,000th weekly protest against Japan's atrocities by comfort woman forced into sexual slavery." "Marks the 1,000th demonstration of the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan which has staged rallies in front of the Japanese embassy on Wednesday of every week. The council demands that the Japanese government apologise for & pay direct compensation to the victims, euphemistically called 'comfort women.' Japan has acknowledged that its wartime military used sex slaves but refuses to directly compensate the victims individually, arguing that the issue was settled by a 1965 normalisation treaty with South Korea."

July 30, 2013 - Peace Monument, Glendale Central Park, Glendale, California (USA). "Over the objections of dozens of Japanese-Americans who crowded City Hall chambers, the Glendale City Council voted Tuesday [July 9, 2013] to install a controversial memorial at Glendale Central Park honoring 'comfort women' -- a euphemism for the mostly Korean women & girls forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military during World War II...The memorial will be unveiled July 30, and a surviving comfort woman will attend the ceremony. It will be a replica of the famous 'peace monument' that Korean civic leaders erected across the street from the Japanese Embassy in Seoul in 2001 [sic], near where surviving comfort women have held a protest every Wednesday for more than 20 years..."

May 5, 2012 - War & Women's Human Rights Museum, Mapo-gu , Seoul (South Korea). "Focuses on the history of the Korean “comfort women” who were forced to suffer as a sex slaves for the Japanese military during World War II. " Info courtesy of Gerard Lössbroek.

October 28, 2015 - Comfort Women Memorial, in a "small park," Seoul (South Korea). From Yonhap News: "A monument to comfort women, a statue of a little Korean girl, now sits together with a statue of a Chinese girl. On October 28, nine girls & three boys wearing black & white traditional clothes pulled on a rope to reveal the statues of a Korean girl & Chinese girl who were sacrificed as comfort women. The Korean girl statue made by the sculptor couple Kim Woon-sung (50) & Kim Seo-kyung (49) is the same as the one [dedicated December 14, 2011] that sits in front of the building that used to house the Japanese embassy [in Seoul]. The Chinese girl statue was made by filmmaker Leo Shi-yong (54) & art professor Pan Yi-qun (54). She is wearing a Chinese dress & has braided hair. Under the Korean girl statue, there is a shadow, but there are four footprints beneath the Chinese girl statue. Officials explain that the footprints are replicas of the footprints of actual Chinese women that were sacrificed as comfort women. Leo Shi-yong first suggested making the two statues. 'Two years ago when I first saw the monument made by Kim Woon-sung, I was very moved. But at the same time I felt very lonely. Since Korea & China both suffered at the hands of the Japanese, I thought that a Chinese girl statue might keep the other statue company.' In addition, an empty chair has been placed next to the two statues, so that statues of girls that were sacrificed from other countries can also have a place to sit. The artists that made the statues plan to make another pair of statues at a university in Shanghai next year, and are looking into making another in San Francisco ." /// Click here for New York Times article.

August 2016 - Comform Women Monument, Croydon Park, near Sydney, New South Wales (Australia). "1.5-metre statue imported from South Korea. Smbolises hardships endured by tens of thousands of Korean women, who were forced into servitude [during World War II]. Unveiled by former comfort woman Won-Ok Gil, 89, who flew in for the ceremony. Ms Gil was forced to work in a 'comfort station' at 13 years of age & was and raped hundreds of times by Japanese soldiers. At the Sydney unveiling, she sat besides the peace monument and became too emotional to speak."

December 28-30, 2016 - Comfort Women Monument, Busan (South Korea). On a sidewalk near the Japanese Consulate. Smbolises hardships endured by tens of thousands of Korean women, who were forced into servitude by the Japanese military during World War II. "The bronze, life-size statue, of a girl in traditional Korean dress sitting in a chair, [was] raised without permission on [December 28], removed by police & then reinstated [on December 30] after many protests on the order of Busan's mayor, "a year after the two countries said they had put that emotional issue behind them... Japan’s vice minister for foreign affairs, told the South Korean ambassador in Japan that the statue 'went against the spirit of the Japan-South Korea agreement concluded at the end of last year and is extremely regrettable,' adding that it would have an 'unfavorable impact on the relationship between Japan & South Korea, as well as disturb the security of the consulate...' Dozens of identical statues have been put up in South Korea since 2011, when the first one, placed near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, caused a diplomatic uproar. But the statue in Busan was only the second to be installed near a Japanese diplomatic mission." /// Image shows protestors at the statue surrounded by police.

Future - United Nations Peace Park, Global NGO Complex & Map Museum, Global Campus, Kyung Hee University, Suwon (South Korea). "Expected to help improve relations between the Global Campus & international organizations, such as the UN, & domestic & international NGO's by offering spacious & convenient venues for international gatherings & research."

Future - Millennium Tower World Business Center, Busan (South Korea). 106 floors. "An approved supertall skyscraper which The Solomon Group, a private Korean developer, intends to move forward with Asymptote’s design for a 560 m tall tower, which upon completion will be the tallest building in Asia. A newly minted approach where the notion of singularity & autonomy gives way to a strong juxtaposition of form & voids. Simultaneously a single entity, the towers are also read as three distinct forms set against Busan’s dramatic natural backdrop of sea & mountains. The base of the tower artfully negotiates the site at the entrance level while from the top of the midsection the three slender towers rise above the skylobby level & gracefully taper upwards around a spectacular central void. Through its formal & sculptural qualities this unique architectural expression is a powerful symbol of 21st century Busan & a beacon for its trajectory into the future & onto the global stage."

Future - UN Peace Park & UN Memorial Hall, Chungju, North Chungcheong Province (South Korea). "Orb initiated by City of Chungju in honour of Ban Ki-Moon, current General Secretary of the United Nations Organization & native of Chungju. The project will be the new cultural landmark for the city, spreading out along the banks of the river Namhangang & to the north of the Tangeumdae Natural Park. An ellipsoidal building with a maximal diameter of 60m. It is made of 8 storeys and 1 basement floor. The heart of the building is the 1,500 seat auditorium & auxiliary conference spaces. The auditorium will offer a view to the outside direction of the Tangeumdae Natural Park. Spiraling upwards, the continuous ramp houses an exhibition explaining the history of the UN between 1945 & today, finally culminating in the Gallery of the [eight] General Secretaries. The UN-Globe will be placed in an orchard of 192 apple trees representing the number of member states of the UN. The focal point of this project is the city of Chungju, in miniature, in the heart of the site. This point has been defined as the epicenter of the concentric orbits which create a unifying surface for the different events of the park, like the Stone Collection (Suseok), the research center & a number of other follies."

Future - Comfort Women Memorial, Lincoln Park?, San Francisco, California (USA). From Japan Times 3Nov2015: "San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted in September to set up a 'comfort women' memorial, becoming the first major US city to plan such a tribute to the women & girls forced to provide sex for soldiers of the Imperial Japanese military. While the decision by the city’s was unanimous, it has baffled Japanese residents & Japanese-Americans. They ask why the West Coast city needs a monument addressing an issue that is a point of controversy between Japan & its neighbors... Eric Mar, the board member who introduced the motion to set up the memorial, said he hopes the San Francisco monument’s design will symbolize a range of issues together, including encouraging education about the trafficking of women, and will thereby solidify support from residents... Comfort women monuments have been erected in at least five locations in the United States, all in relatively small communities... Mar, of Chinese descent, said one factor that motivated him was the Imperial Japanese Army’s occupation of China. The city supervisor said the plan has already drawn $140,000 in funds for construction & potential sites have been identified. They include Lincoln Park, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean & hosts a Holocaust Memorial. Steps away from that memorial stands a monument [shown in image] celebrating the centennial of the 1860 port entry of the Japanese warship Kanrin Maru on the occasion of the signing of the Treaty of Amity & Commerce with the United States." FUTURE COMFORT_WOMEN US_CA_N

Future - Peace Park in the Demilitarized Zone, both sides of the DMZ (Korea). Click here for story about Daimler Chrysler pledge of $500,000 to help former President Bill Clinton and Ted Turner build the peace park.

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