Senior Japanese official attends Taipei tourism event

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-03-25

Jiro Akama, Japan’s Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications, has

Jiro Akama
Japan’s Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications, Jiro Akama. (CNA)

become the highest-ranked Japanese official to visit Taiwan in 45 years.

Ties between Taiwan and Japan have been unofficial since Japan severed ties with Taiwan and recognized Beijing in 1972.

Akama was in Taipei Saturday to attend the opening of an event promoting tourism to Japan. He spoke about Taiwan’s ban on food products from areas of Japan affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Akama said that food from the affected areas is back on the shelves in Japan, with products passing through a comprehensive inspection first. He said he hopes that Taiwanese consumers will also be able to eat these products again, though he said that Taiwanese public opinion on the matter is still key.   [SOURCE]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept the Privacy Policy

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.