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No extradition agreement between Taiwan, Japan: MOFA

No extradition agreement between Taiwan, Japan: MOFA

Taipei, Jan. 6 (CNA) Taiwanese nationals who commit crime in Japan have to face trial and serve their sentences in Japan, as there is no extradition agreement between the two sides, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Friday. The statement came in the wake of rumors and media reports that a Taiwanese man is allegedly responsible for the killing of two young Taiwanese women the previous day in Tokyo. There are about 110 Taiwanese people serving jail time in Japan, MOFA spokesman James Chang said, adding that most of them are drug traffickers. Staff from Taiwan's representative office there visit the inmates regularly, he told CNA. The two female students were found covered in blood in a dormitory belonging to the Intercultural Institute of Japan, a language school, in the city's Taito area. One died at the scene and the other died a short time afterward in hospital. "The Japanese police are handling the case in a very discreet manner," said Chang, who declined to confirm whether the investigation has identified a Taiwanese male as the primary suspect. Chang noted that Taiwan's representative office in Japan is staying in constant contact with the Japanese police authorities and MOFA to exchange information and update the public with concrete progress in the investigation. Earlier in the day, he had said the ministry had been informed that the Japanese police had "useful evidence in hand." (By Nancy Liu)


Updated : 2020-11-30 04:42 GMT+08:00