Taiwan’s Tainan mangos win over Japanese hearts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is leveraging its fruit appeal and winning over Japanese hearts, after a Tainan City Government delegation arrived to promote mangos in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefec...

Japan’s Ibaraki to issue civil union pact to same-sex couples from July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The governor of Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城) in Japan announced on Monday (June 24) it will begin issuing civil union certificates to same-sex couples from July 1, reported Central ...

Ko wins ANA Inspiration; Conners takes Texas Open

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Jin Young Ko won the ANA Inspiration on Sunday at Mission Hills for her first major title and second victory in three weeks. Ko closed with a 2-under 70 ...

Japan reports radiation leak from a nuclear fuel plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - An alert sounded signaling a radiation leak at a facility in Ibaraki Prefecture on the main island of Honshu’s east coast producing nuclear fuel, the Japanese authorities ...

Japan issues national warning after major spike in flu cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Flu season in Japan is causing many people to fall ill, with over one million cases reported. As a result the Japanese government has issued a nationwide alert urging peop...

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...

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...

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...

Japan regrets Taiwanese vote to maintain food import ban

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Japan expressed regret that Taiwan's public voted on Saturday to back a referendum to maintain the ban on imports of agricultural products and food from areas in Japan affected by ...

Taiwan to hold 7 referendums during Nov. local elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is set to hold seven referendums on a range of social and economic issues at the upcoming local and regional elections on Nov. 24, after a meeting by the Central El...

Strong earthquake hits Osaka, Japan

Transport was disrupted and trains stopped amid power outages during the morning commute as the earthquake struck at 8.a.m. local time (23.00 Sunday, UTC) at a depth of about 13 kilometers (8.1 miles)...

Akiyoshi wins Mizuno Open to qualify for British Open

IBARAKI, Japan (AP) — Shota Akiyoshi of Japan shot a 2-under-par 70 on Sunday to win the Mizuno Open and qualify for the British Open. Akiyoshi offset three bogeys with five birdies ...

Final venues set for Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Paralympics

TOKYO (AP) — All venues for Tokyo's Olympics and Paralympics in 2020 have been set with the approval of the sites for soccer matches. Tokyo organizers say soccer will be played at se...

MOFA denies knowledge of reported plan to lift Japanese food ban

Taipei, Feb. 2 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Friday it has no knowledge of the government's reported plan to lift a ban on food imports from five Japanese prefectures and has n...

No timetable for Japanese food imports: Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government said Friday it had no timetable for allowing the import of food from the Japanese regions affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, rejecting reports...