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Japan-Taiwan dialogue postponed

  • July 29, 2016
  • , Asahi
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Asahi reported that a planned dialogue between Tokyo and Taipei over fishing by Taiwanese fishermen in the Pacific near Japan’s southernmost island of Okinotorishima has been postponed at the request of Taipei. The Taiwanese government has reportedly chosen not to hold a meeting with the GOJ as calls are mounting at home that Taipei should insist that Okinotorishima is a “rock,” not an islet, in view of the recent ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration that concluded that an outcrop in the South China Sea that is under Taiwanese administration is a rock, not an island. The Japanese island is much smaller than the Taiwanese outcrop in question.      

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