All national dailies wrote on Monday that a group of bipartisan lawmakers led by former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori visited Taiwan on Sunday to offer condolences on the death of former President Lee Teng-hui on July 30. Ahead of paying their respects to the late Taiwanese leader, the nine-member group held talks with President Tsai Ing-wen in Taipei. Mori conveyed Prime Minister Abe’s condolences to President Tsai. The Taiwanese leader thanked the visitors for paying their respects to the former leader and expressed hope that Japan and Taiwan will cooperate in dealing with infectious diseases.
In a related story, Saturday’s Yomiuri wrote that Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga visited the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan on Friday and signed a condolence book for the former Taiwanese leader.