Tokyo, March 22 (Jiji Press)–A suprapartisan group of Japanese lawmakers on Monday proposed holding a strategic dialogue among Japanese, Taiwanese and U.S. lawmakers.
The dialogue should take place even virtually after Japan’s holiday period in May, said Keiji Furuya, head of the group, which aims to strengthen relations between Japan and Taiwan.
The proposal came after the foreign and defense chiefs from Japan and the United States, meeting in Tokyo last week, confirmed the importance of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.
The group adopted the proposal in a meeting attended by Hsieh Chang-ting, the representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan, Taiwan’s de facto embassy.
Hsieh asked for more consumption of Taiwan-produced pineapples in Japan to offset the impact of China’s ban on their imports.