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Japan's low-cost soul food noodles may become casualty of Ukraine war

Ryu Ishihara will soon be raising prices on his inexpensive bowls of soba noodles for the first time in nearly a decade, as rising costs and Russia's invasion of Ukraine take an unlikely toll on J...

Taiwan bars local governments from banning import of Fukushima food

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Plans by five local governments to ban the sale of food from five regions of Japan affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster are unconstitutional, the central govern...

Taiwan officially scraps ban on food from 5 Japanese prefectures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The ban on food from parts of Japan affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster was formally lifted on Monday (Feb. 21). The Taiwan Food and Drug Administration pro...

NPP concerned over carcinogenic isotope as Taiwan plans to unban Fukushima foods

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Power Party (NPP) on Thursday (Feb. 10) called for the inclusion of radioactive isotope strontium-90 on the list of hazards to look out for amid a heated debate ov...

Taiwan’s Taichung to add radiation detectors following proposed removal of Fukushima food ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taichung City Government is procuring additional equipment for radiation detection among other measures in the wake of Taiwan's proposed lifting of import restrict...

Sashimi in Taipei allegedly from area affected by Japanese nuclear disaster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Councilor Chung Pei-chun (鍾沛君) of the Kuomintang (KMT) on Wednesday (Jan. 26) panned the government for failing to enforce a ban on Japanese foods amid food sa...

Check out these new stores in Jewel Changi Airport

Tired of staying home all day or bored of visiting the same old places? You now have good reason to visit Jewel Changi Airport with exciting new stores all ready to welcome you. Come unearth some h...

S. Koreans shun Japanese beer, travel, cars as disputes grow

BUNDANG, South Korea (AP) — When Lee Kyung Eon and her friend recently scrapped their plans to go to Japan for their summer vacation and paid $135 penalty for canceling plane tickets, they joined a gr...

KMT leader claims Japan may bar Taiwan from CPTPP over 'nuclear-food ban'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A leader of the Kuomindang (KMT) party has stirred speculation and raised tension between Japan and Taiwan, by claiming that recent referendum to ban the “nuclear fo...

Japan could initiate WTO dispute complaint against Taiwan’s ban on Fukushima food

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In light of Taiwan’s decision to ban food imports from a number of areas affected by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster through a referendum in the 9-in-1 electi...