On July 1, the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, the LDP sent a telegram to the Chinese side in the name of Chairman Toshihiro Niiji. According to LDP cadres: The LDP side received the request from the Chinese side and responded in accordance with diplomatic protocol.
According to LDP officials, the telegram contained a message that Japan and China are fulfilling their responsibilities for peace and stability in East Asia and stressed the importance of meeting the expectations of the international community.
Former House Speaker Yohei Kono, who was president of the LDP, sent a message congratulating the Chinese Communist Party on its 100th anniversary.
Xinhua reported that former Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan Yohei Kono said the CPC has made remarkable and brilliant achievements by uniting and leading the Chinese people to establish and improve the socialist system. The Chinese Communist Party is expected to push China to achieve greater development and make more contributions to the maintenance of world peace and development.
Komeito representative Natsuo Yamaguchi said on July 1, in response to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, “It is a rare event for a political party to celebrate its 100th anniversary, and I hope it will further do its best for world peace, development and stability.”
According to the party’s sources, the Komeito sent a congratulatory message in the name of a representative of Natsuo Yamaguchi at the request of the CPC.
On the other hand, the Japanese Communist Party did not send a congratulatory message to congratulate the Chinese Communist Party on its 100th anniversary. The public relations department of the Japanese Communist Party said, “The Chinese side did not ask us to send a congratulatory message.”
And Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsuharu Kato said at a press conference on July 1 that on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, “China has a responsibility as a major power to respond to the problems of the region and the international community,” Kato noted: It is important to abide by the rules of the international community, fulfill its responsibilities and respond to the expectations of the international community. Kato also pointed out that every country, including China, needs to safeguard universal values such as freedom, democracy and the rule of law.
Regarding Japan-China relations, he stressed that “we are willing to live up to the opportunity of high-level dialogue to resolve the outstanding cases between Japan and China one by one through a frank exchange of views and dialogue.” He also reiterated that Chinese maritime police vessels will not be allowed to continuously enter the waters of the Diaoyu Islands, which Japan considers to be its territorial waters.