Kishida says Japan to closely monitor Taiwan following historic Xi-Ma summit

Thw Japan Times
Date: Nov 9, 2015

Following Saturday’s historic summit between the leaders of China and Taiwan, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Japan will keep a close watch on Taiwanese public opinion regarding its presidential election in January.

“We will continue carefully monitoring whether a peaceful solution will be achieved” after Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou met in Singapore, the first summit of its kind since the 1949 split, Kishida said on a political TV talk show.

On the “comfort women” issue, in which mainly Korean women were forced to serve as prostitutes for Japanese troops before and during World War II, Kishida said the Asian Women’s Fund was set up in the past to pay compensation to victims and past Japanese prime ministers have sent letters of apology to those involved.     [FULL  STORY]

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