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Suga acknowledges China’s detention of Japanese scholar

  • October 22, 2019
  • , Nikkei, Sankei
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Nikkei and Sankei wrote on Tuesday that Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga told the press on Monday that the GOJ confirmed that a Hokkaido University professor was taken into custody in China in mid-September. While refusing to disclose the details of the case due to its “sensitivity,” Suga reportedly stressed that the GOJ has been providing as much assistance to the academic as possible from the standpoint of protecting Japanese nationals. A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman reportedly commented on the subject on Monday by saying that China has been consistent in dealing with such matters based on the law. 

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