By: Chia Lee, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan and former Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-
pyng were both invited to the memorial for the quake victims, an annual event organized by Japanese nationals in Taipei.
The memorial mourned the thousands who lost their lives in the massive natural disaster on the day five years ago, when the nine-magnitude quake struck the nation and triggered a 10-meter high tsunami that crippled the Fukushima nuclear power plant, leaving nearly 20,000 people dead and 160,000 people forced to leave homes.
Su Jia-chyuan, Wang Jin-pyng, alongside Lee Chia-chin, chairman of the Association of East Asian Relations, attended the event and were seen offering condolences to the event participants.
Japan’s representative to Taiwan, Mikio Numata, in his speech expressed gratitude for Taiwan’s timely assistance following the disaster, and stressed Japan’s continuing effort to advance Taiwan-Japan ties. [FULL STORY]