Dear the Governor of Nagasaki,
We are disappointed to your public statement in saying that Taiwan is "not" an independent country. As you probably have known, although you dare not saying so, that de factor and de judicio that Taiwan has been an independent country ever since the end of the World War II - a country of democracy of 23 millions people and the people who are kind to Japan so far.
Your statement will remain as a record of disgrace in history and will bear in Taiwanese minds that you are a statesman of no courage and of no sense of reality.
You will not be able to secure more visitors from Taiwan to Nagasaki if you keep your bias and prejudice against our country.
The Rev. Dr. Burton Tan
Pastor of Taiwanese Church in the Greater Seattle, Washington State