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US Navy patrol aircraft flies through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The US Indo-Pacific Command on Friday (June 24) reaffirmed its right to operate in areas under the jurisdiction of international law, following reports that a U.S. Navy P-...

Chinese Navy ships pass between northeast Taiwan and Japanese island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) ships passed off the coast of northeast Taiwan between Yilan County and the Japanese island of Yonaguni, Japan&rsquo...

Okinawa marks 50 years of end to US rule amid protests

TOKYO (AP) — Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki on Sunday urged Japan's central government to do more to reduce the U.S. military presence in the southern island group as it marked the 50th anniversary of ...

EXPLAINER: Why frustration lingers in Okinawa 50 years later

TOKYO (AP) — Okinawa on Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of its return to Japan on May 15, 1972, which ended 27 years of U.S. rule after one of the bloodiest battles of World War II was fought on the...

Offshore earthquake shakes Taiwan; no danger of tsunami

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A strong earthquake struck off the east coast of Taiwan on Monday, shaking buildings in the capital, Taipei. No serious damage or injuries were reported, and authorities said the...

America should restore diplomatic and defense ties with Taiwan

Last March, former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Taiwan and met with the country's leaders. He issued a statement that said he personally believed the US government should immediatel...

What does Ukraine mean for Taiwan?

Russia and the PRC are mirror images of aggression The similarities between the Russian invasion of Ukraine and a possible People's Republic of China (PRC) invasion of Taiwan are self-evident. ...

Chinese research ship detected near Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese research ship was recently spotted in waters near Taiwan. The Chinese scientific expedition vessel “Experiment No. 1" entered the Bashi Channel fro...

US, Japan in talks to store munitions near Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. and Japan are in talks to stockpile munitions in each other's military facilities all over Japan, including on islands near Taiwan, in preparation for potenti...

Japan's military, among world's strongest, looks to build

ENIWA, Japan (AP) — Dozens of tanks and soldiers fired explosives and machine guns in drills Monday on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, a main stronghold for a nation that is perhaps the world's l...

Abe warns China not to misjudge Taiwan Strait situation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo said on Wednesday (Dec. 1) that Japan will not accept a military invasion of Taiwan and warned Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) th...

Japanese media: Chinese ships simulated landing east of Taiwan in mid-November

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Chinese naval vessels simulated a landing attack against Taiwan in mid-November in an area just 111 kilometers east of the country, Japan’s Sankei Shimbun report...

Butterfly released in Japan flies 2,277 km to Taiwan's Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A blue tiger butterfly released in Japan’s Toyama Prefecture on Sept. 25 was captured in Taiwan’s outlying island county of Penghu after flying over 2,277 kilo...

Japan to deploy electronic warfare unit on island to monitor Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan’s Ministry of Defense (MOD) plans to deploy an additional electronic warfare unit on Yonaguni Island in Okinawa Prefecture by the end of 2023. The Okinawa T...

In Japan's Okinawa, ruling party's tough China stance helps win young voters

OKINAWA, Japan, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Aiko Shimajiri fist-bumps supporters as she walks into a rally at a bullring in Okinawa's gritty Uruma city, the former minister in Japan's ruling party reli...