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Taiwan NGOs protest Japan's release of Fukushima wastewater

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Several of Taiwan's environmental NGOs led a protest outside the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association (JTEA) on Wednesday (Sept. 6) about the recent discharge of radioact...

China bans Japanese products after UN decision on Fukushima waste disposal plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan’s neighbors responded with mixed reactions to the news that the United Nations (UN) nuclear agency approved of Tokyo’s plans to dump treated radioactive ...

Taiwan delegation plans visit to Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A delegation from the Atomic Energy Council (AEC) will visit the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan next week amid concern about radioactive wastewater, reports said Friday ...

Taiwan ends ban on food from nuclear disaster areas of Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government announced Tuesday (Feb. 8) it will officially lift its ban on the import of food from areas of Japan affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Dur...

Sashimi in Taipei allegedly from area affected by Japanese nuclear disaster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Councilor Chung Pei-chun (鍾沛君) of the Kuomintang (KMT) on Wednesday (Jan. 26) panned the government for failing to enforce a ban on Japanese foods amid food sa...

Taiwanese support for Fukushima food imports up more than 10%: Survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Between September 2020 and January 2022, Taiwanese support for food imports from Fukushima has increased by 10.5%, while opposition has dropped by 10.9%, the Taiwanese Pub...

Olympics finally to start, 1 year later and far from Tokyo

FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Skippy the yellow kangaroo with green paws was affixed to the first base dugout railing, watching the Australia Spirit become the first team to work out at Fukushima Azuma Base...

Taiwan’s anti-nuclear activists to protest against KMT referendum plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) moves to trigger a referendum to revive the fourth nuclear power plant project, anti-nuclear activists announced Saturday (March 13...

Taiwan hosts Japan friendship exhibition on anniversary of Fukushima earthquake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is hosting an exhibition to mark its friendship with Japan on the 10th anniversary of the 2011 Fukushima earthquake, reports said Wednesday (March 10). The show ...

Japanese envoy to Taiwan vouches for safety of Fukushima foods

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan's chief representative in Taiwan urged the country Wednesday (March 10) to remove import restrictions on foods from Japanese regions hit by the Fukushima Daiichi...

Taipei mayor reveals intent to run for president in 2024

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) expressed interest in throwing his hat into the ring for the 2024 presidential election as he shared his views on geopolitical uncertainties i...

China denies radiation leak from nuke plant across from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese government is denying there were any radiation leaks from its new homegrown nuclear power plant after it "automatically shut down" following an incid...

Taiwan under pressure from Japan to lift ban on Fukushima foods

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health authorities have refuted rumors Friday (Dec. 4) that Taiwan will lift a ban on foods from areas in Japan affected by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster by March...

Japan to release Fukushima's contaminated water into sea - reports

Nearly a decade after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan’s government has decided to release contaminated water from the destroyed plant into the sea, media reports said on Friday (Oct. 16), ...

Japanese legislator calls for COVID-19 to be called 'Wuhan pneumonia'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Japanese legislator on Tuesday (March 3) called for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to be called the "Wuhan pneumonia" (武漢肺炎) to counter Chinese disinformatio...