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Tsai Ing-wen describes Japan trip as 'fruitful'

Tsai Ing-wen describes Japan trip as 'fruitful'

Tsai Ing-wen: Japan trip 'fruitful'

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairperson and presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen described her trip to Japan this past week as "fruitful" and "smooth."

Tsai gave her brief comment of her trip after arriving at Taipei Songshan Airport from Tokyo and emphasized that Taiwan and Japan should maintain a solid friendship in the future to enhance bilateral relations.

During her four-day trip, Tsai visited officials from Japan's two main political parties -- the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and opposition Democratic Party of Japan.

Democratic Progressive Party leaders insisted Friday that presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen had not met Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, despite reports to the contrary in the Japanese media.

She also met with Japanese Cabinet officials and discussed several topics, including regional peace and security, regional economic integration and further economic cooperation between Taiwan and Japan.

Tsai and her delegation returned from Japan Friday evening in order to be able to attend Double Ten National Day ceremonies Saturday morning, reports said.

Updated : 2021-09-20 06:35 GMT+08:00