A handout photograph made available by the Taiwanese government shows Premier Chang San-cheng greeting Captain Pan Chien-peng at Hsiao Liuchiu Port in Pingtung county, following Japan's release of Pan's boat, and Pan and nine crew members, after his father paid a fine. Photo: EPA

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A handout photograph made available by the Taiwanese government shows Premier Chang San-cheng greeting Captain Pan Chien-peng at Hsiao Liuchiu Port in Pingtung county, following Japan's release of Pan's boat, and Pan and nine crew members, after his father paid a fine. Photo: EPA
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