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Japan PM hopeful Takaichi speaks with Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen

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Sanae Takaichi, former Japanese internal affairs minister, discussed greater exchanges between Tokyo and Taipei in an online meeting with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. (Photo from Twitter post by Takaichi)

TOKYO -- Former Japanese Internal Affairs Minister Sanae Takaichi, one of four candidates running to lead the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, met online with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday.

"Web meeting with Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party Chair Tsai Ing-wen," Takaichi tweeted , addressing the leader in her capacity as the ruling party head, and not as the Taiwan president. 

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