The head of National Development Council Kung Ming-hsin received a white paper from Japan, which called on Taiwan to allow Japan's food export from near the Fukushima area. Kung did not answer media questions.
In its 2020 white paper, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Taipei discussed ways to deepen bilateral cooperation in the face of the global pandemic. The chamber also said it would ask the Japanese government to support Taiwan's participation in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership and sign relevant agreements with Taiwan.
We hope Taiwan can join the CPTPP. We also hope to promote an EPA and FTA with Japan. Therefore, we call on Taiwan to rectify its unilateral industrial restrictions and regulations that are inconsistent with international practice. Taiwan should also strengthen its investment protections.
As the Tsai administration has decided to lift the import ban on US meat containing Ractopamine, the chamber called for the lifting of the import ban on so-called "radiation food" from the Fukushima area.
(Last year), we held talks with Taiwan's government on this issue. The stance of the President Tsai Ing-wen administration was not a definite, complete no. They said they would take a proactive, forward-looking approach in future discussions.
The president mentioned today that we still hope to join relevant CPTPP functions and that we should look to see how we connect with the international community and how we can do this from a legal standpoint. I think all of the government agencies will proceed in an appropriate way. (What about "radiation food?") (This issue, there still needs to be some differentiation.) If you want to ask some other question, I will answer. This kind of response -- I'm done answering your questions.
Asked whether the recent skirmish between a Taiwanese fishing boat and the Japanese Coast Guard would affect Japan's stance on Taiwan, the chamber said it would not answer hypothetical or political questions.