Japan rejects China's Diaoyutai Islands sovereignty idea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japanese government has rejected Beijing's proposal to allow only official Chinese and Japanese vessels to enter waters surrounding the disputed Diaoyutai Islands....

Japan to produce new fighter jet suited for incidents in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japanese government recently carried out an administrative review during which it revealed its plan to design and produce a new fighter jet capable of responding to th...

Taiwan protests against Japan’s name change for disputed Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) expressed regret and lodged a strong protest with Japan after that country's new name for the disputed Diaoyutai Islands went in...

Taiwan activists sail to Diaoyutai Islands ahead of Japanese name change

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese activists set sail Wednesday (Sept. 30) for the Diaoyutai Islands as a name change approved by Japan was set to take effect the following day. The Japanese ci...

Taiwan fishing boat hit by Japanese ship near Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese fishing boat was hit by a Japanese patrol vessel in waters 12 nautical miles west of the disputed Diaoyutai Islands on Sunday (Sept. 27), after it was accused ...

Taiwan CAA warns airlines to stay on course during 'pleasure flights'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a StarLux Airlines “pleasure flight” reportedly planned to veer off course to give passengers a closer look at the Diaoyutai Islands, the Civil Aeronauti...

Indian news site calls on Quad to back Taiwan in countering China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to heightened tensions with China after a deadly border clash in June, an Indian news site asserted that the South Asian country should join with its Quadrilat...

President Tsai reiterates Taiwan's sovereignty over Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) reiterated that the Diaoyu Islands is a part of Taiwanese territory during a press conference on Wednesday (June 24), saying that the governme...

KMT angered by Japan's Diaoyutai Islands name change

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ishigaki City Council in Japan's Okinawa Prefecture on Monday (June 22) approved legislation to change the administrative designation of the disputed Diaoyutai Isl...

Japan passes name change for Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan's Ishigaki City Council passed the proposal to change the administrative designation of the Diaoyutai Islands from Tonoshiro to Tonoshiro Senkaku on Monday (June...

Taiwan defending fishing rights, sovereignty over Diaoyutai Islands: Coast Guard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to media reports that the government does not send Coast Guard ships to protect the nation’s fishing fleet, the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) issued a...

Japanese official explains motivation behind name change for Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After revealing plans to rename the disputed Diaoyutai Islands, Japan's Ishigaki Mayor Yoshitaka Nakayama explained Monday (June 15) the motivation behind his proposal...

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...

E. Taiwan county councilor opposes Japanese name change for Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Yilan County Councilor Tsai Wen-i (蔡文益) said on Saturday (June 14) that if Japan insists on changing the name of the Diaoyutai Islands (釣魚臺島), immediate action will be tak...

E. Taiwan county council passes name change for Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Yilan County Council on Thursday (June 11) approved a motion to change the official name of the disputed Diaoyutai Islands to “Toucheng Diaoyutai”(頭城釣魚台) i...