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Japan ‘disappointed’ by China no show

SNUB:A Chinese official said Japan violated the principles of the China-Japan Joint Statement by inviting Taiwan to an event for victims of the 2011 quake and tsunami


Taiwan’s representative to Japan, Shen Ssu-tsun (沈斯淳), and ambassadors from other nations were then invited to present flowers in memory of the victims of the disaster, which left nearly 20,000 people dead.

Shen’s presence was notable because the Japanese government did not arrange for Taiwanese officials to sit in the areas for foreign ambassadors or allow them to go on stage to present flowers at last year’s anniversary event.

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