New Japan PM signals intention to phone Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan's new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga wants a phone conversation with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), according to former Japanese leader Yoshiro Mori. Dur...

Japan delegation led by former prime minister lands in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Japanese delegation led by former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori arrived in Taipei on Friday (Sept. 18) for the memorial ceremony of former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui (李...

Taiwan president congratulates Yoshihide Suga on becoming Japan's new prime minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While offering her congratulations to Yoshihide Suga on becoming Japan’s new prime minister, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said she looks forward to deepening Taiwan&...

Taiwan, US look to diversify supply chains away from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Officials from Taiwan, the U.S., Japan, and the EU are looking for “like-minded” democracies to shift supply chains away from China. Taiwan’s Ministry...

Taiwan evacuates two Japanese from Tuvalu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Coast Guard has evacuated two Japanese from Tuvalu while picking up three Taiwanese servicemen who had worked in consular services in the allied island coun...

Visiting Czech senate president, US officials talk up Taiwan in post-COVID era

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The visiting Czech delegation, led by Senate President Milos Vystrcil, gathered with Taiwan government officials and Taipei-based foreign envoys on Friday (Sep. 4), to cal...

Japan can offer third option for Taiwan amid US-China tensions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan has the opportunity to present itself as an alternative for Taiwan, which finds itself caught between a rock and hard place amid the U.S.-China trade conflict. In...

Taiwan and Japan agree to re-open borders for business travelers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and Japan will mutually allow the entry of business travelers starting in early September after months of travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. &ldqu...

Former investment chief of Taiwan's KMT says China has only 40 nuclear warheads

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an interview with the Liberty Times, former Kuomintang (KMT) investment chief Liu Tai-ying (劉泰英) said that the combined military capabilities of the U.S., Japan, and Ta...

Scoot to resume Taoyuan-Tokyo flights in September

Budget airline Scoot announced on Friday it will resume flights between Taiwan's Taoyuan and Japan's Tokyo Narita airports starting Sept. 9 as it gradually resumes its schedule of services aft...

Japanese man vanishes in Taiwan for 2 weeks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Friends and work associates of a Japanese national traveling in Taiwan have become greatly concerned since he has been missing for over two weeks. Fuchigami Takahiro, 4...

Huawei, long resilient, suffers under tougher US pressure

BEIJING (AP) — For nearly a decade, Huawei kept worldwide sales growing as Washington told U.S. phone companies not to buy its network equipment and lobbied allies to reject China's first global tech ...

Japanese official reiterates support for Taiwan through 'available means'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although the Japanese government has yet to make any official comment on U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar's visit to Taiwan, a Japanese foreign ministry official said M...

Taiwan donates funds to Japan for reconstruction after Kyushu floods

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Thursday (July 30) donated ¥3 million (US$28,500) to Japan for reconstruction work in the wake of the July floods on the island of Kyushu. Taiwan’s ...

Trade, technology and security at risk in US-China feud

BEIJING (AP) — They have the largest economies in the world. They spend more than anyone else on their militaries. From high-tech chips to control of the high seas, their interests are closely intertw...