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No plans for phone call between Japan's Suga, Taiwan's Tsai - Japan spokesman

FILE PHOTO: Yoshihide Suga speaks during a news conference following his confirmation as Prime Minister of Japan in Tokyo, Japan September 16, 2020. Carl Court/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

TOKYO (Reuters) - There are no plans for a telephone call between Japan’s new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, Japan’s top government spokesman Katsunobu Kato told reporters on Wednesday.

Former Japanese prime minister Yoshiro Mori had told Tsai in Taipei on Friday that Suga told him that “if there is the opportunity, he hopes to speak by phone or other means”.

Reporting by Daniel Leussink; Editing by Chris Gallagher

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