Taiwan’s foreign minister meets with new Japanese ambassador over bubble tea

09-Nov-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Foreign minister Wu partakes in ‘bubble tea diplomacy’ with newly appointed head of Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association

Taiwan’s Foreign minister Joseph Wu met with the new Japanese representative to Taiwan, Hiroyasu Izumi, over a cup of bubble tea on Wednesday (November 6).

In a tweet, Wu posted photos of the meeting in which he made a toast to the Japanese official with bubble tea, or tapioca milk tea Taiwan’s signature drink that has taken the Northeast Asian country by storm recently, with shops springing up throughout major Japanese cities.

Wu, who is known for expressing his views candidly on Twitter on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, extended a warm welcome to the Japanese diplomat in the post, tagging it with BubbleTeaDiplomacy.”

Hiroyasu Izumi, 62, was appointed as the head of the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association, the de facto Japanese embassy in Taiwan, on October 24 and assumed office on November 1. He has previously been posted to the UK, the US, China, and Bangladesh.

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