‘COMFORT WOMEN’:Representative to Japan Shen Ssu-tsun has been ordered to conduct talks with Tokyo on a deal similar to one struck by Japan and South Korea
Date: Dec 30, 2015
By: Staff writer, with CNA
The government yesterday reiterated its demand that Tokyo issue an apology
to Taiwanese women who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military during World War II, euphemistically known as “comfort women,” and to offer them compensation.
“The Republic of China has always said that Japan should apologize to Taiwanese comfort women and offer them compensation,” President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) said at a ceremony to promote military officers, adding that the government’s stance has never changed.
Later in the day, Ma asked Representative to Japan Shen Ssu-tsun (沈斯淳) to conduct immediate negotiations with the Japanese government and demand that Tokyo give Taiwanese comfort women the same treatment it offered South Korean victims, Presidential Office spokesman Charles Chen (陳以信) said. [FULL STORY]