Date: December 26, 2015
TAIPEI — A local women’s rights group expressed the hope Friday that negotiations between Japan and South Korea over the “comfort women” issue could be expanded to include Taiwan.
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida will meet with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung Se in Seoul on Monday to discuss the issue of the women, who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military during World War II.
According to Japan’s Nikkei Asian Review, Japan will propose creating a new government-backed fund to help former South Korean “comfort women.”
Kang Shu-hua, executive director of the Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation, said she was happy to see Japan negotiate with South Korea over the issue. [FULL STORY]