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...

Germany’s de facto embassy in Taiwan rebuts Han’s nuclear energy claim

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an apparent rebuttal of a remark made by presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) during a televised debate on Sunday (Dec. 29), Germany’s de facto embassy in Taiw...

2,667 radioactive bags from Fukushima nuke disaster unleashed by Typhoon Hagibis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Typhoon Hagibis hammered Japan on Saturday (Oct. 12), thousands of bags containing radioactive waste have reportedly been carried into a local Fukushima stream by flood...

Survey finds active faults near Taiwan nuclear plant: activists

A group of activists said Monday that Taiwan's No. 4 nuclear power plant should not be activated because it sits close to an active fault line, as was confirmed in a recent geological survey by a ...

Filipino climate activists dressed as Pikachu protest against Japan’s energy policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Filipino climate activists dressed up as Pikachu, a beloved Japanese cartoon character, and gathered outside the Japanese embassy in Manila to protest Japan’s energy...

WTO ruling favoring South Korea over food import ban 'deals heavy blow to Japan': report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The ruling by World Trade Organization to uphold a ban by South Korea over the import of fishery products from Japan dealt a blow to the government of Japan, which has sou...

Fukushima Japan nuclear fallout: Okuma residents encouraged home

The evacuation order for parts of Okuma was lifted by the Japanese government on Wednesday. But just 367 of the town's pre-2011 population of 10,341 have registered to go home, according to local...

Taiwan President meets Japanese parliamentary delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) met a group of lawmakers and youth members of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party in Taipei today. Tsai said she hopes that Japan...

Japanese envoy to Taiwan disappointed by food import ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japan’s top representative to Taiwan, Mikio Numata, said the referendum result calling for a ban on some Japanese food imports is disappointing, during an event in T...

Ko Wen-je says ‘nuclear food’ ban unreasonable, KMT official: Ko ‘lacks empathy’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and KMT official Tang Te-ming (唐德明) have come to heads over the ban on food imports from Japan’s Fukushima and surrounding prefectu...

44% of Taiwanese mistakenly believe most of Taiwan's energy comes from nuclear power

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A survey published by the Risk Society and Policy Research Center Taiwan has found that nearly 44 percent of Taiwanese erroneously think that the majority of Taiwan's elect...

Japan could initiate WTO dispute complaint against Taiwan’s ban on Fukushima food

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In light of Taiwan’s decision to ban food imports from a number of areas affected by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster through a referendum in the 9-in-1 electi...

Taiwanese engineering prof behind pro-nuke referendum not phased by tsunamis, waste

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an interview with Science, the engineering professor who co-wrote the referendum to halt the phasing out of nuclear power in Taiwan by 2025 was not phased by concerns about ...

Pro-nuke, anti-Fukushima food referendums both win in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In seemingly contradictory decisions, Taiwanese during Saturday's "nine-in-one" elections" have voted in favor of the continued operation of nuclear reactors...

Symbolic building that survived Japan's 2011 tsunami to be torn down

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A symbolic building that survived the forces of 2011’s disastrous earthquake and tsunami in Japan is set to face demolition. To the woe of local residents, author...