The China Post
Date: October 8, 2016
By: Stephanie Chao
President Tsai Ing-wen has broached the possibility of launching talks over Taiwan-Japan maritime
affairs this month, according to the Presidential Office on Friday.
Tsai was speaking to a reporter from the Yomiuri Shimbun — Japan’s largest circulated newspaper — in her first interview with Japanese media since she took office in May.
During the Yomiuri Shimbun interview, which was held at the Presidential Office on Thursday, Tsai covered topics including the possibility of launching a maritime dialogue between the two countries.
Tsai said that while a specific date had yet to be set, she did not rule out the possibility of holding the talks this month.
Despite friendly relations, fishing resources surrounding the waters of Japan-claimed Okinotori atoll in the Pacific remain a touchy subject between the two nations. [FULL STORY]