Plans to establish a memorial paying tribute to the victims of Japan's wartime sexual enslavement are reaching an advanced stage in Washington.
An official speaking on behalf of a group of Korean-American societies in the U.S. says preparations began two years ago and funds have been raised to buy the rock that will be used for the statue.
They added the monument could be set up as early as next month.
When the statue is established surviving comfort women, officials from the Korean Council for Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery, and Korean citizens living in the district are expected to commemorate the establishment.
The first memorial statue in the U.S. was established in New Jersey in 2010.