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Japanese politician, Taiwanese partner call on Japan to legalize same-sex marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Japanese politician and his Taiwanese partner traveled to Taiwan to register their same-sex marriage on Aug. 11 and called on the Japanese government to legalize same-se...

Former Japanese PM Aso Taro arrives in Taiwan for Ketagalan Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Japan Prime Minister Aso Taro arrived with a delegation at Taipei’s Songshan Airport on Monday (August 7) morning. Aso is scheduled to stay in Taiwan for t...

KMT's Hou tells Japan he aims to make Taiwan 'risk reducer'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) began a three-day trip to Japan on Monday (July 31) to bolster bilateral ties and polish his foreign policy credent...

President Tsai seeks Japanese support for Taiwan's CPTPP membership

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Wednesday (July 5) called on Japan-ROC Diet Members' Consultative Council Chair Furuya Keiji and his delegation to support Taiwan&rsquo...

Japanese lawmakers highlight regional cooperation following meeting with DPP legislators

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Diet members Horii Iwao and Kokuba Konosuke, from the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), on Tuesday (March 21) highlighted regional cooperation following their first...

Ex-UK leader Truss to urge tougher China stance in Tokyo

LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Liz Truss will join the former leaders of Australia and Belgium at a conference in Tokyo later this month to call for a tougher international approach to Ch...

Japanese Diet delegation pays respect to former Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japanese Liberty Democratic Party (LDP) delegation, led by lawmaker Seko Hiroshige, stopped by the Wu Chih-shan Military Cemetery in New Taipei City to pay their respe...

Taiwan premier seeks closer economic, security ties with Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Monday (Dec. 26) met with the secretary-general of Japan’s Liberty Democratic Party (LDP) Seko Hiroshige and expressed hope fo...

US chairwoman Eddit Bernice Johnson, Japanese lawmakers visit Taiwan ahead of National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. and Japanese lawmakers are visiting Taiwan to take part in its National Day celebrations and meet their counterparts to discuss matters of mutual concern. After a ...

US, Japanese legislators will visit Taiwan to observe November elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislative delegations from the U.S. and Japan will be visiting Taiwan to observe the local elections slated for Nov. 26, according to a Taiwanese legislator overseeing a...

Japanese parliament delegation to visit Taiwan in late July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday (July 12) confirmed an announcement made by Frank Hsieh (謝長廷), Taiwan’s representative to Japan, that a group of se...

Japan's deputy PM lauds Taiwan's COVID prevention work

Taro Aso, Japan's deputy prime minister, on Thursday praised the Republic of China (ROC, Taiwan's formal name) for its COVID-19 prevention efforts at a hearing held in the Japanese Diet. Al...

Japanese prime minister mentions Taiwan in Diet for 1st time in 14 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a message of congratulations to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on her re-election, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe brought up Taiwan three times at th...

Japan's Abe congratulates Taiwan's president on re-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday (Jan. 17), Japanese Diet member Keiji Furuya delivered Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s message as of congratulat...

Japan fully supports Taiwan’s accession to CPTPP: Japanese MP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Diet member Keiji Furuya voiced Japan's full support for Taiwan’s accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership...