Date: Jan 06, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday downplayed Japanese
media reports that Tokyo is not planning to establish a new negotiation platform with Taiwan on the “comfort women” issue, saying the ministry would continue to communicate with its Japanese counterpart.
Association of East Asian Relations (AEAR) Secretary-General Chang Jen-joe (張仁久) told a morning news conference that Taipei’s communications with Tokyo on the issue is ongoing.
“Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruce Linghu (令狐榮達) exchanged opinions with the Interchange Association, Japan Chief Representative Mikio Numata on the matter on Monday. On the same day, Representative to Japan Shen Ssu-tsun (沈斯淳) met with Interchange Association, Japan President Tadashi Imai,” Chang said.
Linghu and Shen reiterated the government’s demands for an apology, compensation and the restoration of dignity that Taiwan’s former comfort women deserve, Chang said. [FULL STORY]