Japan must apologize and compensate Taiwanese women used as wartime sex slaves. They were estimated up to 200,000 women, who were sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War 2.
The hostages were from Korean but others came from China, the Philippines, Indonesia and Taiwan.
Taiwan’s government says it wants immediate negotiations with Japan on the issue.
The head of a group of Filipino victims of sexual abuse by Japanese soldiers during World War 2 welcomed the deal with South Korea. Families of Chinese comfort women wanted a similar apology from Japan after the deal with South Korean victims.
Japan has repeatedly acknowledged its responsibility for wartime sex slaves, in a 1993 statement by Chief Cabinet secretary, Yohei Kono.