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‘Nuclear’ food from Japan not allowed in: Taiwan health minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese food products from areas affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster will not be allowed to enter Taiwan, Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) sa...

Japanese envoy to Taiwan vouches for safety of Fukushima foods

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan's chief representative in Taiwan urged the country Wednesday (March 10) to remove import restrictions on foods from Japanese regions hit by the Fukushima Daiichi...

Taipei mayor reveals intent to run for president in 2024

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) expressed interest in throwing his hat into the ring for the 2024 presidential election as he shared his views on geopolitical uncertainties i...

Largest Japanese discount chain opens first location in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The largest Japanese discount chain Don Quijote has opened its first store in Taiwan and will sell products that are less commonly found on Taiwanese supermarket shelves. ...

Japanese, French railways to join Taiwan's Railroad Bento Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The railroad bento box festival is taking place at Taipei Main Station from Friday to Monday (Nov. 13-15) and features gastronomical delights from Japanese and French rail...

Watami Receives Infor Customer Excellence Award 2020 for Exceptional Use of Cloud Technology

TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 2 October 2020 - Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, announced Japanese food business giant Watami a winner of the 2020 Infor Cus...

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...