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November 17, 1967

Cable No. 699, Ambassador Shimazu (Taipei) to the Foreign Minister, 'Diet Member Tamaki’s Visit to Taiwan'

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Number (TA) [illegible]

Primary: China Division, Asian Affairs Bureau

November 17, 1967, 12:00

Sent [from] Taipei      

November 17, 1967, 14:07

Arrived [at] Ministry



[to] Minister of Foreign Affairs         

[from] Ambassador Shimazu Hisanaga


Diet Member Tamaki’s Visit to Taiwan

No. 699           Brevity Code   Urgent


Diet Member Tamaki as scheduled arrived in Taipei on November 8 and returned to Japan on the 11th. The Diet Member visited our Embassy of Japan on the 9th, so I gave him the appropriate attention. The Diet Member during his stay visited Lee Huan, director of Kuomintang (KMT) First Section; Chen Chien-chung, director of KMT Sixth Section; and Interior Minister Hsu Ching-chung. At the time of his previous recent visit, Diet Member Tamaki had explained the plan to welcome Minister Chiang Ching-kuo in a big way when he visited Japan. After that, however, he came to understand what the Chinese side had in mind. On top of that, there were also problems of preparation. Saying that they reluctantly had to change their plans and reduce them to a mass meeting of welcoming to take place before his arrival and send-off at Haneda Airport, Diet Member Tamaki then asked for their understanding. Interior Minister Hsu and Director Chen had nothing in particular to say in response, but Director Lee replied that Minister Chiang was visiting Japan at the invitation of the Government of Japan, so he would like to discuss things thoroughly with the Government. Further details are to be found in official correspondence.



The Japanese Embassy in Taipei reports on meetings held by Diet Member Tamaki concerning a visit to Japan by Chiang Ching-kuo.

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Diplomatic Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, File A’0392 (Microfilm). Contributed by Robert Hoppens and translated by Stephen Mercado.


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