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Taipei is stepping up diplomatic efforts to clarify its position on Okinotorishima Island, the southernmost point of Japanese territory, after a Taiwanese fishing boat and its crew were detained by the Japan Coast Guard for fishing in adjacent waters.

Tsai Ming-yaw, secretary-general of the Association of East Asian Relations — an agency linked to Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry which handles ties with Japan in the absence of formal diplomatic relations — said Thursday those efforts include having Taiwan’s representative to Japan, Shen Ssu-tsun, speak with Tadashi Imai, the president of Japan’s Interchange Association in Tokyo.

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