Date: Jul 03, 2015
By: Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporter
Japanese Representative Mikio Numata yesterday confirmed that he would not attend a
military display tomorrow celebrating the Republic of China’s (ROC) victory over Japan in World War II.
“Saturday? This coming Saturday? I have other things to do,” Numata told reporters as he was leaving a reception marking the US Independence Day holiday in Taipei yesterday.
Asked if he received an official invitation to tomorrow’s event, Numata said he had not so far, but a colleague of his had received one.
Having answered the questions in Chinese, when asked how he felt about extended celebrations in Taiwan for the 70th anniversary of the victory over Japan, Numata switched to English.
“No comment,” he said, and quickly walked away. [FULL STORY]