By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen pointed out to a group
of reporters Wednesday that “the Diaoyutai Islands belong to Taiwan.”
Tsai’s comments came as she plans to visit Japan next month, reports said.
“Our stance is clear. We will say the same thing wherever we go, no question about it,” she affirmed.
According to DPP spokesperson Cheng Yun-peng, Tsai made the initiative as Taiwanese expatriates living in Japan have repeatedly called for a visit by the chairperson.
She will make the visit starting on October 6, where plans to meet with Diet members in Tokyo and also visit Yamaguchi Prefecture, western Japan, to have a look at the regional economy. [FULL STORY]