Radio Taiwan International
Date: 30 April, 2019
By: Paula Chao
President Tsai Ing-wen is urging Japan to join Taiwan in maintaining peace in the surrounding region. Tsai was speaking Tuesday while meeting with visiting Japanese parliamentarian Akihisa Nagashima.
Nagashima is Japan’s former Vice Minister of Defense. He now serves as the deputy chair of an all-party group in the Japanese Diet that works to promote exchanges between Japanese and Taiwanese lawmakers.
Last year, the group passed a resolution supporting Taiwan’s bid to participate in international organizations. It also condemned Beijing’s efforts to lure away Taiwan’s allies and its moves to threaten regional stability.
During Tuesday’s meeting, President Tsai talked about the need for cooperation with Japan. [FULL STORY]