Tokyo governor tearful when paying respects to late Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike was overwhelmed on Wednesday (Aug. 5) when she paid tribute to former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) at a Taiwan Economic and Cultural Rep...

Taiwan donates funds to Japan for reconstruction after Kyushu floods

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Thursday (July 30) donated ¥3 million (US$28,500) to Japan for reconstruction work in the wake of the July floods on the island of Kyushu. Taiwan’s ...

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...

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...

Taiwan envoy provides insights on Japan's travel bubble

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese representative in Japan, Frank Hsieh (謝長廷), on Monday (June 1) shared his take on Japan's planned reopening to selected countries and offered possible ex...

Kaohsiung mayor may visit Dongsha Islands to assert Taiwan’s sovereignty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) may visit Taiwan’s outlying islands in the South China Sea to assert territorial authority following reports that the People’s...

Japan accepts 2 million masks from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan thanked Taiwan as 2 million masks arrived at Tokyo’s Narita Airport Tuesday (April 21) to help in the country’s fight against the Wuhan coronavirus (COVI...

Taiwan donates rain suits to alleviate serious PPE shortage in Japan

A Taiwanese doctor living in Japan has arranged a donation of over 10,000 disposable rain suits for use by front-line medical workers in Osaka, which is suffering from a shortage of personal protectiv...

Taiwan's Premier Su Tseng-chang to continue leading cabinet after reshuffle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) will continue to lead the Cabinet following a landslide victory for the ruling party, according to the Presidential Office on Monday...

Slow Yang charged with spurring suicide of Taiwanese diplomat in Japan with fake news

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese influencer and an internet troll have been charged with spreading fake news about the director of Taiwan's representative office in Osaka, Japan, which ult...

Emperor Naruhito proclaims enthronement in ancient-style ceremony

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Naruhito has officially proclaimed himself as Japan's new emperor in front of attendees from more than 180 countries at a ritual-bound, ancient-style ceremony held on ...

Taiwan to send gifts to new emperor of Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The coronation ceremony for the new emperor of Japan, Naruhito (德仁), will be held in Tokyo on Tuesday (Oct. 22), with many global political leaders and members of royalty ...

Taipei Mayor Ko visits Japan to meet with politicians

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) left for Japan on Thursday morning (May 23) to meet with Japanese politicians and learn more about the country’s tourism and energy policies,...

Japanese legislators pass resolution supporting Taiwan's participation in WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese legislators from a Taiwan caucus in Japan’s National Diet passed a resolution on Wednesday (May 15) in support of Taiwan’s participation in the upcomi...

Lai meets Japanese LDP politicians along with Taiwan envoy in Tokyo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Premier, William Lai (賴清德), during his visit to Japan this week met with members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in Tokyo, along with the Taiwan repres...