Taiwan president defends record in TV appearance ahead of DPP primaries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) put up a strong defense of her record in government in a televised policy presentation Saturday (June 8) aimed at winning the Democratic Progr...

Meeting in Chile, ministers praise Pacific Rim trade pact

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The trade ministers of Singapore, Japan and New Zealand are highlighting the benefits to their countries of a Pacific Rim trade agreement formed after President Donald Trump aba...

Taiwan’s William Lai met with former prime ministers during Japan trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Former Premier William Lai (賴清德) met with three of Japan’s former prime ministers on Friday (May 10) – Yoshihiko Noda(野田佳彥), Yoshirō Mori (森喜朗) and Toshiki Kaifu (海...

Taiwan ex-Premier’s speech in Japan to receive extra attention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Premier William Lai (賴清德) might be addressing hundreds when he speaks in Tokyo Sunday (May 12) about the common challenges facing Taiwan and Japan. The Democrati...

In talks with Japanese politicians, William Lai seeks support for Taiwan's participation in CPTPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Premier William Lai (賴清德) met with a number of high-profile Japanese politicians on Thursday (May 9) in talks of supporting Taiwan’ participation in the trans...

Taiwan's Executive Yuan passes tariff cuts to secure support for CPTPP bid

The Executive Yuan on Thursday passed a draft amendment that seeks to lower tariffs on 15 agricultural and aquatic products, in the government's latest effort to secure membership of the Comprehen...

Tsai touts Taiwan-Japan ties with Japan's former Vice-Minister of Defense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Tuesday, April 30, received a delegation from the Japanese Parliament, led by Nagashima Akihisa (長島昭久), a lawmaker representing a di...

U.S. and Japan face tough trade talks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - After its trade disputes with China and the European Union, the United States is likely to focus on measures targeting Japan next, the Central News Agency reported Friday. Du...

Japan open to Taiwan's CPTPP bid, urges it to solicit more support

The Japanese government welcomes all countries that can accept the principles and standards of a Japan-led international economic bloc, Taiwan included, and has called on Taipei to solicit support fro...

CPTPP membership open to those who accept free and fair standards: Japanese minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Membership of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade agreement is open to countries or areas who accept free and fair stan...

Taiwan President asks Japanese legislator for help with CPTPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday asked visiting Japanese legislator Katsuyuki Kawai for support for Taiwan’s efforts to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Tran...

Taiwan reaffirms desire to join CPTPP trade deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) reaffirmed its desire to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) on Dec. 3...

Taiwan President meets Japanese parliamentary delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) met a group of lawmakers and youth members of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party in Taipei today. Tsai said she hopes that Japan...

KMT leader claims Japan may bar Taiwan from CPTPP over 'nuclear-food ban'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A leader of the Kuomindang (KMT) party has stirred speculation and raised tension between Japan and Taiwan, by claiming that recent referendum to ban the “nuclear fo...

Taiwan should ‘lie low’ amid U.S-China conflict: former U.S. official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is advised to lie low amid the tug of war between the U.S. and China while striving to secure a bilateral trade deal with the U.S., urged former director of the Ame...