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Japan warns of increasing Chinese naval activity east of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s dispatching of its aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, in the waters east of Taiwan is not only meant to establish a military presence in the area but also is a ...

Taiwan welcomes US, Japan pledge to uphold regional stability

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Friday (Jan. 7) welcomed the U.S. and Japan’s pledge to deter China from undermining regional stability and Taiwan Strait p...

Japan’s former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo planning Taiwan visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo is planning to visit Taiwan next year in a move likely to check new Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and Foreign Minister-designate H...

Japan defense minister warns of Crimea-style invasion of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo referred to Russia's annexation of Crimea in a prerecorded video for a virtual event on Friday (Oct. 22) which, according to Nikkei ...

Japan’s new PM creates Cabinet-level role to manage economic threat from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan’s newly elected prime minister, Kishida Fumio, has created a new post for a minister of economic security, with the focus understood to be on the emerging thre...

Japan's defense minister reiterates importance of Taiwan Strait in CNN interview

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan’s Minister of Defense Kishi Nobuo has reiterated the importance of the Taiwan Strait to his country in an exclusive interview with CNN and said that Japan will...

Japan to stage largest Ground Self-Defense Force military drills in 28 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan is mobilizing 100,000 soldiers for its Ground Self-Defense Force's largest maneuvers in 28 years, reports said Friday (Sept. 10). The drills are scheduled to ...

Taiwan-Japan ties headed for breakthrough

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chen Kuan-ting (陳冠廷), CEO of the Taiwan think tank NextGen Foundation, says momentum is building for a breakthrough in Taiwan-Japan relations as the two countries’ f...

MOFA welcomes Japan’s interest in Taiwan Strait peace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo and House of Councillors member Sato Masahisa both expressed this week that Japan must pay attention to developments in Taiwan. Ki...

Japan's defense minister says Tokyo cannot stand aside from developments in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo said in an interview with the Mainichi Shimbun on Tuesday (Sept. 7) that Japan could not stay outside developments in Taiwan as both shared un...

Japan’s defense minister says Taiwan’s 'defense stability' important for global stability

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo sees Taiwan's "defense stability" as important not just for his own country but for the stability of the whole world, T...

Multilateral recognition is an answer to Taiwan’s independence question

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Much like the political scene here in Taiwan, the U.S. is a country massively split along party lines. There are no more than a handful of issues that bring Republic...

Japan's No. 2 says nation could take military action if China invades Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Aso Taro on Monday (July 5) said that Tokyo may take action if China invades Taiwan. While delivering a speech in Tokyo, Taro stated, &ld...

Japan, US kick off largest annual military exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The largest annual U.S.-Japan military exercise, Orient Shield, got underway on Thursday (June 24). This year’s training event, which concludes July 11, is the 36...

Taiwan Strait tensions threaten Japan's national security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo said Thursday (June 24) that Taiwan’s security is directly linked to that of Japan’s. “The peace and stability o...