Letter of appreciation from the consul of the Republic of China in Nagasaki
|Letter of appreciation
|A letter of appreciation sent from Consul of the Republic of China in Nagasaki Feng Mien to Japanese citizens who rescued
Chinese fishermen from Fujian Province.
中華民國九年五月 二十 日
(Provisional translation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)
"In the winter of the 8th year (1919) of the Republic of China, 31 fishermen from Hui'an Country, Fujian Province were lost due to the stormy wind and were washed ashore on the Wayo Island, of the Senkaku Islands, Yaeyama District, Okinawa Prefecture, Empire of Japan.
Thanks to the enthusiastic rescue work by the people of Ishigaki village, Yaeyama District, Empire of Japan, they were able to safely return to their homeland. With a deep response and admiration toward the people of the village who were willing and generous in the rescue operation, I express my gratitude by this letter.
Consul of the Republic of China in Nagasaki Feng Mien
20 May, the 9th year (1920) of the Republic of China"
- "Attachment 3, Fact Sheet on the Senkaku Islands". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.