Taiwan-Japan Relations: Japanese leaders to visit Taiwan amid tensions with China, will meet President Tsai Ing-wen

Taiwan Japan Relations Japanese leaders will arrive in Taiwan amid tensions with China. Furuya Keiji and Kihara Minoru will call on President Tsai Ing-wen during their visit. His visit is taking place at a time when there is an atmosphere of tension between China and Taiwan.

Taiwan-Japan Relations: Japanese leaders to visit Taiwan amid tensions with China, will meet President Tsai Ing-wen

Taiwan-Japan Relations : Tensions between China and Taiwan have escalated following the visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan.  Meanwhile, Taiwan's foreign ministry has welcomed the upcoming visit of Japanese politicians after Nancy Pelosi's visit to the self-governing island.  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday welcomed the forthcoming visit of Furuya Keiji, Chairman of the Advisory Council of Japan-ROC Diet members, and Kihara Minoru, Secretary General of the Council, to Taiwan, reported Taiwan News.

Both leaders will be in Taiwan from 22 to 24 August

According to the information, two Liberal Democratic Party politicians will be in Taiwan from 22 to 24 August and will discuss with the US to improve the defense system.  He will also meet with President Tsai Ing-wen to share views on the military exercises conducted by China.  According to Kyodo News, they will also review plans to send a delegation of council members to attend the ten-day event and attend a meeting between lawmakers from Japan, the US and Taiwan about regional strategic matters.

Japanese leaders will meet many Taiwanese politicians

Furuya and Kihara will meet with Vice President Lai Ching-te, Su Tseng-chang, Speaker Yu Hsi-kun, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu and Taiwan-Japan Association President Su Jia-chuan.  According to the report of Taiwan News, the two will stop at the Wuzhi Mountain Military Ceremony to pay tribute to the late former President Lee Teng-hui.  The Ministry of External Affairs said that at a time when authoritarian states intend to invade and expand overseas, create regional tensions and challenge the fundamental international order, democracy must unite to defend the shared values ​​of freedom and democracy needed.

Taiwan and Japan have close friendship

According to Taiwan News, both Taiwan and Japan belong to the global democratic camp and are close friends.  The foreign ministry said the visits of Furuya and Kihara would help deepen the important cooperation between Taiwan and Japan.  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the Japan-ROC Diet Members Consultative Council has more than 260 national members, who have left no stone unturned to promote friendly exchanges between Taiwan and Japan.  Pelosi's visit to Taiwan this month has triggered a new round of tensions in the region.  However, since the visit of the US delegation, Beijing has also conducted large-scale military exercises in the vicinity of the island.