DPP chairman to head up delegation on Japan visit
CNATAIPEI--Opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman Su Tseng-chang will lead a group of party lawmakers on a visit to Japan early next month, a DPP spokesman said yesterday.
January 29, 2013, 12:38 am TWN
The DPP delegation will leave Taiwan on Feb. 3 for Japan and is scheduled to return home Feb. 7, said Liu Shih-chung, head of the DPP's Department of International Affairs.
The group will visit the Japanese Diet, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, opposition parties, Japanese think tanks and Taiwanese expatriates living in Japan, Liu said.
The trip comes before Su's planned visit to the United States in May or June, Liu said, and represents the importance the party places on Taiwan-Japan ties.
Among the issues Su will discuss with Japanese politicians and scholars on his trip will be the territorial dispute surrounding the Diaoyutai Islands in the East China Sea.