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Interest in Catalonia's Council for the Republic is growing in Japan. Fifteen Japanese media professionals have met with exiled Catalan president Carles Puigdemont this Saturday at the Council's headquarters in Waterloo, Belgium, to hear about the plans for this Catalan political organization set up in exile. Those present for the session asked Puigdemont about the current situation of the Catalonia-Spain relationship, his communication with president Torra and the details of his exile in Belgium. 

15 Japanese editors from all over Japan carry out a simultaneous interview with Carles Puigdemont. — Aleix Clarió

The Japanese media people also asked Puigdemont about the process of creating the Catalan Republic.

The world is more than just Europe. Japan has been showing great interest in the process of creating the Catalan Republic for months.— Josep Lluís Alay

In October, the news agency Kyodo News published the first Asian interview with Carles Puigdemont since the president went into exile. "Intransigent fighting spirit", was the title of the Japanese-language interview (in Japanese here; a Catalan translation is here).