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Japan Foreign Ministry to create senior post on Taiwan

Coordinator also to monitor Senkakus, other East China Sea flashpoints

The skyline of Taipei. Growing tensions between Taiwan and mainland China have raised security concerns in Japan.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- The Japanese Foreign Ministry plans to create a senior position dedicated to Taiwan-related issues in fiscal 2022, reflecting Tokyo's concern over rising tensions between Beijing and Taipei.

The senior coordinator for Taiwan affairs will work under the ministry's First China and Mongolia Division, according to a proposal presented to members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Friday.

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