By: P.C. Tang and Flor Wang
Taipei, June 3 (CNA) Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) attended a performance of the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Taipei on Friday, along with Yoko Abe, the mother of Japan’s Premier Shinzo Abe — in what is widely seen as Tsai and Premier Abe’s affirmation of the importance they place in building closer ties between their governments.
Tsai arrived at the National Concert Hall before Yoko Abe, who was accompanied by Mikio Numata, chief representative of the Taipei Office of Japan’s Interchange Association.
The two took their seats in a low profile manner three minutes before the concert started, but they interacted closely by talking to each other during the performance.
During the intermission, Tsai and Yoko Abe headed to the rest zone together. Upon leaving her seat, Tsai waved to the nearby audience who greeted her enthusiastically. [FULL STORY]