Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman Yu Shyi-kun will lead a party delegation on a five-day visit to Japan from next Tuesday, but whether Yu will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe or members of the Japanese Cabinet is still not clear, the DPP said.
DPP Department of International Affairs director Winston Dang (
But Dang said the pair would also engage in diplomacy.
"Of course we hope we can meet with important figures in Japanese [political] parties," Dang said at a press conference.
He added that Abe and Yu are old friends and said the two would meet if it was convenient.
According to the DPP, Yu will give a speech entitled "Taiwan's Survival" at Waseda University and another entitled "Threats and Challenges to Peace in East Asia" at the Tokyo Foundation, a think tank.
DPP Department of Culture and Information Director Super Meng (
Yu will address the North Korea issue in his second speech and comment on Japan's role in the crisis, Meng added.