May 20, 2015 11:33
A Japanese fanatic is suspected of sending a small defaced figure of a girl to a shelter for former sex slaves with a message claiming Korea's Dokdo islets are Japanese territory.
Nobuyuki Suzuki (50) is a repeat offender, having angered Koreans in June 2012 by driving a stake with the same claim into a statue in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul that honors the women who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese army in World War II.
The 12-cm figure of a girl was contained in a box along with the note saying "The Supplied Goods of the Fifth Sort," a code used to refer to prostitutes catering to soldiers.
The box also contained a wooden stake measuring 9 cm and a photo of the statue in downtown Seoul with the real stake reading "Takeshima is Japanese territory" from 2012.
An official at the shelter said, "We intend to request a police investigation into the matter, since it was clearly meant as an act of defamation against the victims."
Suzuki was charged with defamation back in 2012, but has ignored a summons to appear before a Korean court.
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