Date: December 29, 2015
The ROC remains steadfast on its stance that the Japanese government
should officially apologize to and compensate Taiwanese comfort women, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dec. 29
“We will continue negotiating with Japan to restore the dignity of Taiwanese women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese army during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) and World War II,” MOFA Minister David Lin said during a press conference.
According to Lin, a task force comprising officials and civic organization representatives is in charge of upholding the rights of these victims, with MOFA remaining highly involved in related activities.
The minister’s remarks came after Japan’s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his South Korean counterpart Yun Byung-se reached an agreement on the issue the day before in Seoul. [FULL STORY]