Annual quota for Japanese working holiday visas offered to Taiwanese to double

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan and Japan signed an agreement on Thursday to double the annual quota of Taiwanese allowed to receive Japanese working holiday visas from 5,000 to 10,000, beginning ...

Successful Taiwan-Japan maritime cooperation talks conclude in Tokyo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The third official meeting for maritime cooperation talks between Taiwan and Japan began on Thursday, Dec. 27 and concluded on Friday, Dec. 28 in Tokyo, Japan. Despite ...

Taiwan and Japan to convene on economic and trade issues in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan-Japan Economic and Trade Conference will be held from Thursday to Friday, Nov. 29 - 30 in Taipei, announced the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). The confe...

Taiwan's new football chief ready for regular migrant worker games

Taipei, Nov. 4 (CNA) The new head of Taiwan's football association is looking forward to amateur football matches played by migrant worker teams becoming regular fixtures because the workers' ...

FIFA to visit Taiwan to probe soccer election dispute

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – World soccer’s top body, FIFA, is sending a delegation to Taiwan to look at a leadership dispute within the local football association, reports said Thursday. Ami...

Taiwan and Japan sign MOU on maritime emergency and rescue cooperation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The two-day talks on maritime cooperation between Taiwanese and Japanese officials culminated in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on maritime emergency a...

Japan cultural center officially opens in Taipei

The Japan cultural center opened Nov. 27 in Taipei City, underscoring the growing strength of relations between Taiwan and Japan across a wide range of areas. Operated by Tokyo-based Japan-Taiwan ...

Taiwan, Japan sign agreements on customs enforcement, cultural exchanges

Taiwan and Japan signed two memorandums of understanding Nov. 22 to boost collaboration on customs enforcement and cultural exchanges. The pacts were sealed at the conclusion of the annual Taiwan-...

Image of Taiwan’s presidents influenced the election of their successors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The negative image of Taiwan’s presidents, in particular of Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) and Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), influenced the election results of their successors, former ...

Japanese deputy minister visits Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the most senior-level Japanese government member to visit Taiwan since official diplomatic relations ended in 1972, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs and Communicatio...

The View from Taichung: Ex-President Ma's indictment and democratic politics

This weekend prosecutors indicted former President Ma Ying-jeou on the charge of leaking state secrets in a case dating back to September of 2013. The Special Investigations Division (SID) had been ta...

Okinotori still high-risk area: Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Despite talks between Taiwan and Japan, the Okinotori area in the Pacific should still be considered a high-risk area for Taiwanese fishermen, the Taipei government said T...

Taiwan, Japan hold dialogue on maritime affairs

The first ever dialogue between Taiwan and Japan on maritime affairs was held in Tokyo on Monday, with delegations from the two countries set to discuss issues of mutual concern including fishing near...

Vice President Chen calls for deepening of Taiwan-Japan ties

Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) Vice President Chen Chien-jen expressed the hope Wednesday that Japan and Taiwan will further promote bilateral exchanges in a bid to better mutual understanding and cooperation....

Former vice premier expected to head Association of East Asian Relations

Former Vice Premier Chiou I-jen is expected to head the Association of East Asian Relations after a reshuffle of its management board on Friday. Association of East Asian Relations is a non-govern...