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DPP presidential candidate to visit Japan next month

DPP presidential candidate to visit Japan next month

Taipei, Sept. 22 (CNA) Tsai Ing-wen (???), the Democratic Progressive Party's chairwoman and candidate for the Jan. 16 presidential election next year, will lead a delegation to visit Japan Oct. 6-10, a DPP spokesman said Tuesday. Cheng Yun-peng (???), said the visit shows that the party values its friendship with Japan given that it is an important neighbor and that both have close trade and cultural relations. Tsai's first stop will be Tokyo, where she will attend a welcome party given by Taiwanese expatriates in her honor. Tsai will thank the support of the Taiwanese expatriates and share the party's vision for democratic values in Taiwan and its future. On Oct. 7, Tsai's delegation will visit Yamaguchi prefecture, the westernmost prefecture in the main Japanese island Honshu to tour some of its high-tech industry facilities. On Oct. 8-9 , Tsai will return to Tokyo to visit with various political parties. Arrangements are being made for meetings with the Liberal Democratic Party and the Democratic Party as well as a parliamentarian group friendly to Taiwan. Tsai's 16-member delegation will also include party Secretary-General Joseph Wu (???). (By Sophia Yeh and Lilian Wu)


Updated : 2021-05-06 07:23 GMT+08:00