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Taiwan's Tsai tweets support in wake of Typhoon Hagibis

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (Kyodo)

TAIPEI (Kyodo) -- Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Sunday posted an online message of support for people in Japan affected by Typhoon Hagibis, which left more than 30 people dead.

"I would like to express my sincere condolences to all those affected by the disaster," Tsai tweeted in Japanese, a day after Tokyo and other areas in central, eastern and northeastern Japan were lashed by the typhoon.

"Japan is our most important friend. I'm always ready to help," she added.

Despite the absence of diplomatic ties, which were severed in 1972, the unofficial relationship between Taiwan and Japan has remained robust.

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