A Taiwanese politician criticized the Japanese government Wednesday for refusing to honor wartime military bank notes and former German marks that Japan distributed in Taiwan when it colonized the area during World Wars I and II.

Visiting Tokyo with 10 members of Taiwanese citizens’ groups, Chang Shih-liang, a Taiwanese legislator, said at a news conference that Japan should convert the war coupons into their current yen equivalents for Taiwanese who were stuck with the notes following Japan’s defeat.

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