Ma presses ‘comfort women’ issue

SEEKING JUSTICE:Following a deal between Seoul and Tokyo, President Ma Ying-jeou said that he will continue to demand compensation and apology for Taiwanese victims

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 02, 2016
By: Staff writer, with CNA

President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) yesterday said that his administration would step up efforts to push for an official apology and compensation from Japan for forcing Taiwanese women to serve as “comfort women” during World War II.

“We need to pick up speed and solve the problem,” Ma said in his New Year’s Day address.

His administration will continue to demand that Japan deliver long overdue justice and restore the dignity of the victims, Ma said, adding that he has asked Taiwan’s representative in Japan to deal with the matter.

Ma’s comments followed Monday’s agreement between Japan and South Korea, in which Japan agreed to apologize for its actions regarding South Korean comfort women during the war and donate about ¥1 billion (US$8.29 million) to a foundation set up by the South Korean government to help former comfort women.     [FULL  STORY]

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