A group of Taiwan legislators made a request Thursday to their Japanese counterparts that Japan pass an opposition-proposed bill that would offer apologies and redress to former sex slaves of the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II.

Taiwan legislators Shih Ming-te and Chin Huei-chu submitted the written request, signed by 158 of the 225 members of Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan to House of Councilors President Juro Saito at the Diet building.

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