By: Tang Pei-chun and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Dec. 27 (CNA) Taiwan asked Japan Sunday to apply any agreement reached with South Korea in scheduled bilateral talks over the “comfort women” issue to victims in Taiwan, the Ministry of Foreign Affair (MOFA) said Sunday.
Taiwan has been insisted that Japan should formally apologize to Taiwanese women who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II, and offer compensation to the women, known euphemistically as “comfort women,” the MOFA said.
Taiwan will continue to negotiate with Japan based on the stand, asking for the justice and dignity to which the victims deserve, it added.
The ministry made the statement after media reported that Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida will meet with his South Korean counter part, Yun Byung-se, in Seoul on Monday to discuss comfort women issue.
The report drew the attention of the Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation, which has been dedicated to helping Taiwanese comfort women cope with their mental anguish and seek justice and compensation from Japan over the past two decades. [FULL STORY]