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Japan should apologize for its military’s abuse of “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 US 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-tsa, secretary-general of the Association of East Asian Relations, which handles Taiwan’s ties with Japan in the absence of formal diplomatic relations.
The Taiwanese government will continue to press Japan for an apology to the comfort women, Lo said at a news briefing, when asked to comment on Abe’s statement, which was made in a speech to the United States Congress. [FULL STORY]