Taiwan urges Japan to apologize over comfort women issue

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/04/30
By: Elaine Hou

Taipei, April 30 (CNA) Japan should apologize for its military’s abuse of 201504300027t0001“comfort women” who were forced into sexual slavery during World War II, a Taiwanese official said Thursday, one day after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe paid homage to Americans killed in the war but offered no apology for Japan’s wartime atrocities.

“Our stance on the comfort women issue has been consistent, which is that Japan should apologize to the victims and offer compensation,” said Lo Koon-tsan (羅坤燦), secretary-general of the Association of East Asian Relations, which handles Taiwan’s ties with Japan in the absence of formal diplomatic relations.     [FULL  STORY]

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