Mr. Seiji Maehara, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Lodges Representations to Mr. Cheng Yonghua, Chinese Ambassador to Japan, Concerning the Detention of Japanese Nationals in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province

September 27, 2010
Japanese

  1. Mr. Seiji Maehara, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, summoned Mr. Cheng Yonghua, Chinese Ambassador to Japan, to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shortly after 4 p.m. on September 27 (Mon) and lodged representations concerning the four Japanese nationals detained in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, the People’s Republic of China.

  2. Minister Maehara requested that China secure the safety of the Japanese nationals, permit consuls and attorneys to visit and interview them continuously, and resolve the case promptly.

  3. In response, Ambassador Cheng stated that he would promptly report the representations precisely to his government.
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