Taiwan-Japan commission meets in Tokyo

FISHING ON THE MENU:Japanese officials said that the meeting was being held ahead of the fishing season to determine if existing rules need to be adjusted

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 02, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA

The sixth meeting of a fishing commission established by Taiwan and Japan yesterday

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Alicia Wang, center, and other KMT lawmakers yesterday hold a news conference at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei to demand that the government include the issue of sovereignty over the Okinotori atoll in the ongoing fishery talks between Taiwan and Japan. Photo: Courtesy of the KMT legislative caucus

opened in Tokyo to discuss fishing in waters near the Diaoyutai Islands (釣魚台) and other issues, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

During the three-day meeting, the two sides are to address unresolved issues related to fishing rules and guidelines in the waters around the disputed islands in the East China Sea that were covered by a bilateral agreement signed in 2013, the ministry said in a statement.

Association of East Asian Relations Secretary-General Peter Tsai (蔡明耀) is leading Taiwan’s delegation, which includes officials from other government agencies and fishermen, it said.

The Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association also issued a statement saying that the meeting is being held ahead of the fishing season so that the two sides can exchange views on whether the existing rules need to be adjusted.    [FULL  STORY]

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