The prostitute statue in San Francisco

Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura said on 24 Nov. 2017 that Osaka would dissolve a sister-city relationship with San Francisco (The Asahi Shimbun) , but the prostitute statue will not be removed.

The agreements concluded between Japan and South Korea about the problem of comfort women (28 Dec. 2017)  were broken.

The government is still going to keep a friendly relationship with South Korea.