Rat seen scurrying on sushi belt in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Popular Japanese restaurant chain Sushiro is offering a refund to customers who were traumatized by a rat that was seen dashing along its sushi conveyer belt on Saturday (...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Dec. 24 The New York Times on Christmas as Paris’ Notre-Dame Cathedral ...

Japanese Diet member to mention Pacific security safeguards at 2020 meet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Diet member Keiji Furuya said Wednesday (October 9) that he would broach the topic of Pacific security guarantees at a conference with Pacific nations scheduled f...

Japanese Chamber of Commerce asks Taiwan to end ban on food imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Taipei presented its whitepaper Friday (October 4) asking Taiwan to end restrictions on the import of Japanese food produc...

Japan embassy in S. Korea publishes radiation data on Fukushima and Seoul

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a move that is drawing mixed reactions from observers in Japan and South Korea, the Japanese Embassy in Seoul began to publish daily data on radiation levels in Fukushi...

Hokkaido-based Baikohken Ramen to cease operations in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Baikohken Ramen (梅光軒) will soon cease all of its operations in Taiwan, the restaurant announced on its official Facebook page on Monday (July 15). The restaurant announ...

Taiwan lowers tariffs on 15 imported foods

TIAPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan on Wednesday (July 3) passed amendments to lower tariffs on 15 imported food products in order to gain leverage and enter negotiations for a transnati...

'Dorm chef' still cooking up culinary buzz

NEW YORK (AP) — Jonah Reider became an object of media fascination when he opened a sophisticated supper club in his Columbia University dorm that briefly became one of New York City's most coveted re...

In talks with Japanese politicians, William Lai seeks support for Taiwan's participation in CPTPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Premier William Lai (賴清德) met with a number of high-profile Japanese politicians on Thursday (May 9) in talks of supporting Taiwan’ participation in the trans...

WTO ruling favoring South Korea over food import ban 'deals heavy blow to Japan': report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The ruling by World Trade Organization to uphold a ban by South Korea over the import of fishery products from Japan dealt a blow to the government of Japan, which has sou...

New controls in Maine to prevent poaching of valuable eels

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's lucrative baby eel industry will likely face tighter controls this year designed to thwart poaching. Baby eels, called elvers, are an important part of...

Japan open to Taiwan's CPTPP bid, urges it to solicit more support

The Japanese government welcomes all countries that can accept the principles and standards of a Japan-led international economic bloc, Taiwan included, and has called on Taipei to solicit support fro...

Threatening letters, 'cyanide' send to Japanese firms

Several Japanese companies, including a newspaper publisher and several pharmaceutical firms, have been sent extortion letters which contained suspected cyanide and demanded money, police said on Sund...

Taiwan President asks Japanese legislator for help with CPTPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday asked visiting Japanese legislator Katsuyuki Kawai for support for Taiwan’s efforts to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Tran...

Taiwan President meets Japanese parliamentary delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) met a group of lawmakers and youth members of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party in Taipei today. Tsai said she hopes that Japan...