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Japan, US fly fighters after China drill, N. Korean missiles

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese and U.S. forces have conducted a joint fighter jet flight over the Sea of Japan, Japan’s military said Thursday, in an apparent response to a Russia-China joint bomber flight whi...

China says it conducted military drills around Taiwan to warn US

China on Wednesday announced it had held military operations near Taiwan during US President Joe Biden's first visit to Asia. Biden had reiterated commitments to defend Taiwan during the visit, s...

Heavy rain alert issued for 15 Taiwan counties, cities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a stationary plum rain front loiters over the country, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a heavy rain advisory for 15 counties and cities today (May 25), and rain...

New Australian leader Albanese makes whirlwind world debut

TOKYO (AP) — Hours after being sworn in as Australia's new prime minister, Anthony Albanese found himself fresh off a jet and thrown into the glare of a global spotlight Tuesday. He was rewarded with ...

Potentially 'disastrous' rainfall predicted for Taiwan from May 24-28

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Meteorologist Daniel Wu (吳德榮) today (May 23) predicted that "disastrous rainfall" is likely for the next five days as a stationary plum rain front lingers over T...

Japan's prime minister calls China's development in East China Sea unacceptable

TOKYO, May 21 (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Saturday that he was disappointed in China's efforts to develop areas in the East China Sea, saying that it was "unacce...

Japan warns of increasing Chinese naval activity east of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s dispatching of its aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, in the waters east of Taiwan is not only meant to establish a military presence in the area but also is a ...

Biden has an eye on China as he heads to South Korea, Japan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden departs on a six-day trip to South Korea and Japan aiming to build rapport with the two nations’ leaders while also sending an unmistakable message to China: Russ...

China blasts US, Japan rhetoric ahead of Quad summit

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi criticized on Wednesday what he called negative moves by Washington and Tokyo against Beijing ahead of a meeting in Tokyo next week of the leaders of th...

California church shooting motivated by anti-Taiwanese hate, authorities say

The gunman who carried out a shooting at a California church was motivated by his hate of Taiwanese people, authorities said. The shooter killed Dr. John Cheng and wounded five others during a lunch ...

China, Ukraine set to dominate EU-Japan summit

Conflict in Ukraine and increasing Chinese influence in the Indo-Pacific region are expected to be high on the agenda Thursday when European Union senior representatives and Japanese Prime Minister Fu...

Pentagon says US lacks logistical support for Asia military conflicts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Department of Defense believes the military lacks adequate logistics capacity in Asia if a military conflict were to break out in the region. The assessment ap...

US destroyer powers through Taiwan Strait, PLA cries foul

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer patrolled the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday (April 26), quickly drawing criticism from China's military. The U.S. Navy's Seventh...

Japan to send envoy to Solomons amid worry over China pact

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is sending a vice foreign minister to the Solomon Islands on Monday amid worry over a recent security agreement that the South Pacific nation struck with China that could increase B...

New Zealand's Ardern in Tokyo to meet Kishida, promote trade

TOKYO (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is in Japan on Thursday as part of her first trip abroad in more than two years, as her government seeks to promote the country's reopening for b...