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Japan's Kishida taps pro-Taiwan politician as defense minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio on Wednesday (Sept. 13) appointed a new defense minister who is well-known for having a pro-Taiwan stance. With his support rating...

Tsai calls on Japan to join forces with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a visit by a Japanese delegation on Wednesday (Dec. 28), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) called on Japan to join forces with Taiwan in guarding regional security. D...

Japan LDP policy chief expects future Japan-Taiwan ties to reach 'new level'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Policy chief of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), Hagiuda Koichi, on Sunday (Dec. 11) hailed the Japan-Taiwan friendship as entering a new century of bilateral...

Taiwan set for talks with Japan to evacuate 20,000 of its citizens if China invades

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese lawmakers last week agreed to begin talks with Taiwan's government on contingencies for the evacuation of its citizens from Taiwan if China invades. Furuya...

Japan prepares to import first 3 tons of 'Democracy Fish' from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pingtung County announced on Thursday (June 23) that Japan will import two to three tons of grouper "as soon as possible," as Taiwan searches for alternative mar...

Japan to import 'Democracy Fish' to boost Taiwan grouper sales

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese aquaculture operators have reportedly expressed willingness to help purchase Taiwan-raised grouper fish after China announced an import ban earlier this month. ...

Taiwan discusses travel bubble with Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head said Taiwan and Japan are discussing relaxing border restrictions between the two countries as COVID cases subside. Phil...

Japan office offers ‘friendship masks’ at Taiwan Ghost Month ritual

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association donated “friendship masks” for the traditional Taiwanese ritual commemorating the spirits of the deceased during the annu...

Japan, Taiwan ruling parties to hold 1st-ever security talks over China threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Officials from the ruling parties of Japan and Taiwan are planning to hold bilateral talks for the first time to address the military and "gray-zone" coercion ta...

PLA buff channel calls for breaking Japan into 4 countries if it tries to defend Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A video by a Chinese military buff channel last week called for an all-out war with Japan were it to try to defend Taiwan from an invasion from China, outlining plans for ...

CCP channel reposts video threatening to nuke Japan if it defends Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A video reposted by a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) committee in northeastern China on Sunday (July 11) threatens to "continuously use nuclear bombs" against Jap...

Japan delivers nearly 1 million more doses of AZ vaccine to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan on Thursday (July 15) sent a third batch of nearly 1 million AstraZeneca (AZ) COVID-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan. At 1:54 p.m., JAL Flight 809 arrived at Taiwan Tao...

Japan removes Taiwan from China map in defense white paper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In its "Defense of Japan" white paper published on Tuesday (July 13), Japan's Ministry of Defense (MOD) removed Taiwan from a map of China for the first time...

Japan donates 3rd batch of 1 million COVID vaccine doses to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan will be sending a third batch of over 1 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses to Taiwan on Thursday (July 15). At a press briefing Tuesday morning (July 13), Japanese...

Japan to send 1.13 million more doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Taiwan Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan will be sending a second batch of over 1 million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan on Thursday (July 8). At a press briefing Tuesday morning (July 6), ...