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Head of Tokyo Olympics faces storm over comments about women

TOKYO (AP) — Derogatory comments about women made earlier in the week by Yoshiro Mori, the president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee and a former prime minister, could force him to resign. ...

Japan considers extending travel ban to business visitors from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Japan prepares to declare a state of emergency in the Tokyo area amid a worsening coronavirus crisis, the government is also considering a general ban on foreign nation...

Japan's Suga jumps in popularity, tops favourability poll for next PM

TOKYO, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga is now the most preferred candidate among the public to become the next prime minister, surging in popularity after he ente...

Taiwan tea shops making splash in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan tea chain Sharetea (歇腳亭) opened its first store recently in Japan, signaling that the bubble milk tea craze is still growing in Asia. The Asahi Shimbun said Shar...

Japanese airline ANA to resume Taipei-Tokyo flights Aug. 3

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese airline All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA) revealed Tuesday (July 14) its plan to resume flights between Taiwan and Japan starting Aug 3, as Tokyo gradually eases restr...

Taiwan opposition party asks President Tsai to visit Diaoyutai Islands to claim jurisdiction

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the dispute between Taiwan and Japan over the Diaoyutai Islands continues, Taiwan's main opposition party, the Kuomintang (KMT), is calling on President Tsai Ing-we...

Officials in E. Taiwan push to change name of Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Local officials in Yilan are calling for the government to change the name of Taiwan's Diaoyutai Islands to the Toucheng Diaoyutai Islands (頭城釣魚台) on Monday (June 8) t...

Tokyo Olympics protest parody of logo that depicts COVID-19

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympics officials are incensed that their games emblem has been used in the cover design of a local magazine that combines the logo with the novel coronavirus. T...

Wuhan coronavirus ruins Japan's Golden Week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan's Golden Week, from the end of April to early May, usually sees crowds flock to tourist attractions and amusement parks, enjoying the balmy weather and cherry bl...

Taiwan premier rebuts British woman’s claim that daughter was mistreated in quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) dismissed accusations by a British national that the country’s quarantine conditions are “prison-like.” Su said Friday (M...

Japan likely to enter emergency phase in battle against coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Japan reached 241, more measures were implemented to constrain the outbreak. On Feb. 12, the Japanese Mini...

85 percent of Japanese anxious about rising virus infections in country: Survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A national survey conducted by Japanese newspaper The Asahi Shimbun showed that more than 85 percent of Japanese are concerned about the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) epide...

Japanese store denies Chinese customers entry in fear of coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A toy store in the Japanese prefecture of Kanagawa has decided to deny entry to all Chinese customers, citing fear of the Wuhan coronavirus on a notice posted on the store...

Reports: Japan tech worker accused of taking $5M found dead

TOKYO (AP) — Media reports say a Japan Display employee accused of taking 578 million yen ($5.4 million) of company money through fake deals has been found dead. Police and Japan Dis...

US urges Japan towards military readiness to balance China threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United States is urging its ally Japan to boost its military capabilities and inform the public about the threat posed by China’s expansionist activity, with Was...