MOFA has not asked Japan to deny passports with ‘Taiwan’ stickers

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/02/02
By: Ku Chuan and Lilian Wu

Taipei, Feb . 2 (CNA) Taiwan has not asked officials at Japan’s Kansai International

CNA file photo

Airport to invalidate passports carried by Taiwanese nationals with “Republic of Taiwan” stickers on the cover, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said on Thursday.

The ministry made the clarification after Yu Fu (魚夫), a manga artist and political pundit, posted an article on his Facebook page suggesting that Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Osaka had requested that Kansai International Airport invalidate passports with such stickers.

“This is a rumor that is clearly not true,” an official said.

The pundit called for the public to “post about the matter aggressively” so that Foreign Minister David Lee (李大維) and Frank Hsieh (謝長廷), Taiwan’s representative to Japan, are made aware of the matter.    [FULL  STORY]

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