Want China Times
Japanese media reported Thursday that Tsai Ing-wen, chairwoman and
presidential candidate of Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday both denied a media report of an “unexpected encounter” between them at a Tokyo restaurant earlier in the day.
Jiji Press reported that Abe and Tsai had met by chance at a restaurant near the prime minister’s residence at lunch time Thursday.
Abe, his parliamentarian brother Nobuo Kishi, and governor Tsugumasa Muraoka of their hometown Yamaguchi Prefecture had a 90-minute lunch together, and Tsai “very likely” had an “unexpected encounter” with Abe during that period, Jiji said.
The speculations were fueled by Tsai’s meeting with Kishi and Muraoka during her visit to Yamaguchi the previous day. [FULL STORY]