A statue in a public park in the state of California is stirring controversy.

It commemorates the thousands of women - mostly Koreans and Chinese - who were used as sex slaves by Japanese soldiers during World War Two. The so-called "comfort women" of Imperial Japan.

Now the Japanese government is protesting against the new statue and calling for it to be removed.

Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Glendale, California.

Source: Al Jazeera