Date: Jun 06, 2017
By: Chang Mao-sen and Jonathan Chin / Staff reporter in Tokyo, with staff writer
A score of Taiwanese compatriot organizations in Japan got together on Sunday for
the founding of the All Japan Taiwanese Union (AJTU) at the Imperial Hotel Tokyo.
Among the union members are the Taiwanese Association in Japan, the Japan Taiwan Medical Union, the Taiwanese Women’s Association in Japan and the World United Formosans for Independence’s Japanese chapter.
The union’s founding is widely believed to be the most significant event in the overseas Taiwanese community in Japan since 1945 and the organizations involved are known for their pro-Taiwan activism.
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) sent a message congratulating the new organization.