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Japan must 'go beyond diplomatic boycott' of Beijing Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prominent Japanese academic and critic Masato Ushio has called for his country to go “beyond a diplomatic boycott” of the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics and ...

China lashes out at Abe over former leader's Taiwan warning

BEIJING (AP) — China lashed out at Shinzo Abe Wednesday after the former Japanese prime minister warned of the serious security and economic consequences of any Chinese military action against self-ru...

Japan asks China show restraint with military activities near Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tokyo has requested that Beijing exercise self-restraint around its “increasing military activities” in the East China Sea. In a virtual meeting, senior Jap...

Japan's new foreign minister pledges to defend universal values amid rising China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan’s new foreign minister, Yoshimasa Hayashi, vowed on Thursday (Nov. 11) to safeguard universal values as Beijing rapidly expands its military. Hayashi also p...

Japan sees military balance shifting away from Taiwan in China’s favor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japanese government said Thursday (Oct. 7) it would closely monitor developments in the Taiwan Strait as the military balance was shifting in China’s favor. A...

Japan governing party begins race to pick Suga successor

TOKYO (AP) — The race is on for the next Japanese prime minister. Official election campaigning began Friday for the new head of Japan’s governing Liberal Democratic Party, who typi...

Japan says suspected Chinese submarine seen around territorial waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan's defense ministry said on Sunday (Sept. 12) that a submarine believed to belong to the PLA navy was detected in waters surrounding its southern islands, as tens...

Japan to stage largest Ground Self-Defense Force military drills in 28 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan is mobilizing 100,000 soldiers for its Ground Self-Defense Force's largest maneuvers in 28 years, reports said Friday (Sept. 10). The drills are scheduled to ...

Chinese commentator vows retaliation for Japan's missiles near Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If Japan attacks China with the missiles it plans to deploy on a small island near Taiwan, Beijing will destroy Japan's military, a hawkish Chinese commentator said Th...

Former Japanese prime minister’s support for Taiwan motivated by Hong Kong’s fate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo’s public support for Taiwan at a videoconference last week was inspired by concern over the Chinese crackdown on freedoms i...

Japan and China agree to restart business travel, coordinate on East China Sea

Japan and China agreed on Tuesday (Nov. 24) to restart coronavirus-hit business travel this month and to continue talks on disputed isles in the East China Sea, in the first high-level dialogue since ...

China protests visits by Japanese ex-prime minister to war shrine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s foreign ministry protested the repeated visits by former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo (安倍晉三) to the Yasukuni Shrine, which honors war victims as well a...

Japan's new PM says stable Japan-China ties key to region

TOKYO (AP) — New Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said he and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed in talks Friday to work closely together by holding high-level meetings including summits, but d...

Japan's ruling party calls for government to cancel Xi visit

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party has adopted a resolution urging the government cancel a visit to Japan by Chinese President Xi Jinping following the implementation of a ...

Japan's relationship with Taiwan should not be undermined by ties to China: Japanese representative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Representative to Taiwan Hiroyasu Izumi said during a recent interview that the relationship between Japan and Taiwan shall not be compromised by its ties to Chin...