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2018/09/13 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: Stretching the Truth
A viral firestorm over a Japanese man's leg movements has engulfed Taiwan.
2017/04/21 | Keith Menconi
Lives of Resilience: Reimagining Taiwan’s Comfort Women
'The history is indeed horrific; estimates vary, but the most commonly cited figure places the total number of comfort women at 200,000.'
2017/02/16 | Kazuhiko Togo
‘Comfort Women’ After the Fall of Korean President Park Geun-hye
The demise of Park Geun-hye’s presidency since October 2016 due to the ‘Choi Soon-sil affair’ is an astonishing development in South Korean politics. Many Korea-friendly Japanese have watched it with a sense of concern, hoping that the South Korean people would find a way to overcome their present difficulties and come back to Northeast Asian politics with invigorated energy.
2017/01/13 | The Japan Times
Keep Japan-Korea Comfort Women Deal Alive
The Abe administration needs to keep in mind that, given the paralysis of the Park administration, its diplomatic measures over the dispute could inflame South Korean public opinion.
2015/12/29 | Yang
Japan and South Korea to Resolve Comfort Women Issue, What About Taiwan?
The Japanese government will provide a JPY one billion (approximately US$8.3 million) fund for South Korea and both of countries agree to put the comfort woman issue to an end. But Japan has not made any statement regarding the Taiwanese comfort women.
2015/12/26 | Yang
JPY One Billion Fund Might Resolve Japan-South Korea Comfort Women Issue
Japanese government hopes to put an end to the comfort women issue and that South Korea will never bring up the issue again. Meanwhile, it also asked to remove the comfort women statue in front of its embassy in Seoul and to promise to stop setting up statues of comfort women in the US.
2015/10/15 | Sid Weng
Japan Displeased with Inclusion of the Nanjing Massacre in the Memory of the World by UNESCO
During Chinese State Councilor Yang Jie-chi’s visit to Japan, UNESCO decided to include the 1937 Nanjing Massacre documents in the Memory of the World. Tokyo remains suspicious about the credibility of these documents and protests against the decision. Japan is also considering suspending its funding for UNESCO.
2015/09/15 | Zou Chi
Loss of Transitional Justice: Japanese Victim of 228 Incident is Rejected Compensation from Taiwanese Government
The Ministry of the Interior said that after the break-off of the diplomatic relationship between Taiwan and Japan, there was no precedent to be conformed to, and in situations of Taiwanese citizens applying for compensation to Japanese government, like the cases of comfort women during the WWII, no compensation was granted. The Ministry of the Interior thus decided to reject the application of compensation on grounds of the principle of equality and mutual benefits.
2015/08/17 | Yang
President Ma Says Taiwan Might Be The Only Country That Believes Comfort Women Weren't Forced
There have been recent voices in Taiwan saying some of the comfort women were voluntary, which sparked a heated debate. Ma says the CNN website mentions Taiwan might be the only country that doesn’t believe the comfort women were forced.