ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
International relations

Japan and EU name Taiwan in joint statement for first time

Leaders also discuss China's maritime expansion, Senkakus and Olympics

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks with European leaders via video link on May 27. (Photo courtesy of Japan's Cabinet Public Relations Office)

TOKYO -- Japan and the European Union affirmed the "importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait" in a statement Thursday, marking the first time the two sides have jointly spoken about the self-ruled island.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more