China plans to take Taiwan by 2025, Okinawa by 2045: Fmr Japan Air Force Commander

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In a recent interview, former Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Air Support Commander, Orita Kunio (織田邦男), offers a warning and a bleak outlook for the Indo-Pacific regio...

Chinese navy activities a cause for concern: Japanese admiral

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The highest-ranking officer of the Japan Self-Defense Forces, Katsutoshi Kawano, voiced concern over Chinese navy actions in the Indo-Pacific at the Raisina Dialogue in In...

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 ...

Japan and Taiwan to hold talks on maritime issues in Tokyo this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After reports last week that Taiwanese fishing boats had trespassed Japanese territorial waters over 300 times in 2018, governments of the two countries are set to meet fo...

Taiwan reiterates claim over Diaoyutais amid Japan protest

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) reiterated Thursday Taiwan's claim over the disputed Diaoyutai Islands in the East China Sea after the Japanese government issued a protest to the ministry a...

Japan claims over 300 Taiwanese fishing boats violated Japanese fisheries in 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In the past year the number of Taiwanese fishing vessels reportedly trespassing in Japanese fisheries has increased threefold over the number reported in 2017. Japanese...

Senior China military official to visit Japan, attempt to improve ties: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s Commander of the Eastern Theater Command Air Force, Sun Herong (孫和榮) will visit Japan from Nov. 19-21 in a bid to improve ties, in the first trip of its type...

Japan's recently activated Marine unit to begin naval exercises in E. China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In response to the recent naval exercises in the region by China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy, Japan has announced that its recently activated elite marine ...

MOFA: Dioayu Islands remain Taiwanese territory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) made a press release on July 18 asserting sovereignty over the Dioayu Islands (釣魚台), which Japan refers to as the Senkaku Islan...

Why Taiwan should prioritize closer ties with Japan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) is a curious figure in Taiwan’s black and white political scene.  A former Chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT) and President o...

Muji fined in China for listing Taiwan as a country on clothes hangers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the latest salvo in its war over names, or "namefare" as the National Interest has dubbed it, Japanese retailer MUJI has been fined 200,000 yuan (US$31,000)&n...

Taiwan-Japan revise bilateral fishery agreement around Diaoyu Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – During the recent meeting between fishery agencies of Japan and Taiwan, several revisions were made to a 2013 bilateral agreement concerning fishing rights around the disp...

Taiwan protests after fishing boat water-cannoned by Japanese patrol

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan lodged a protest with Japan on Monday following an incident in which a Taiwanese fishing boat was chased and water-cannoned by Japanese patrol boats in waters near the disputed ...

China orders Muji to destroy catalog over 'problem map'

BEIJING (AP) — Japanese retailer Muji has been ordered by Chinese authorities to destroy a catalog with a map that Beijing complained mislabels Taiwan and omits disputed islands, joining a string of c...

Japan displays documents to defend claims to disputed isles

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government opened a small museum Thursday displaying maps and documents to defend its territorial claims against neighbors South Korea and China. The Japane...