An absolutely glorious sunset on the way to the work this evening.
From the Taiwan News, the anti-China Post:
Former president to visit Okinawa
"Former President Lee Teng-hui (Ri Tōki) 李登輝 is scheduled to depart Monday for a four-day visit to Japan's Okinawa Prefecture 沖縄県 on the Ryūkyū Islands 琉球諸島. This will be Lee's fourth visit to Japan since retiring from the presidency in 2000. He will tour historical relics from World War Two on the Ryūkyū Islands, including the Okinawa Peace Memorial Park 平和祈念公園 and the Himeyuri Memorial Tower ひめゆりの塔, and will give a keynote speech Sept. 23 at the Okinawa Convention Center on the evolution of knowledge and the characteristics of Japanese culture. On Sept. 24, he will visit Shurijō Castle 首里城, a symbol of the history of the former Kingdom of the Ryūkyū 琉球王国. He will also tour the Southeast Botanical Gardens 東南植物楽園, which is managed by Taiwanese expatriates. The former president is scheduled to return to Taiwan Sept. 25."
Since leaving office, Lee has traveled to Japan from Taiwan almost as often I have. No mention is made of any hostile reaction this time from the Chinese government. For some strange reason, Beijing has never protested any of my trips to Japan.