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Volcano in southern Japan erupts with massive smoke column

TOKYO (AP) — A volcano in southern Japan erupted Wednesday with a massive column of gray smoke billowing into the sky. The Japan Meteorological Agency raised the warning level for Mo...

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...

TSMC refuses to comment on rumor Denso involved in Sony partnership

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC) declined to comment on a report by Japanese media that Denso, an automotive component manufacturer, plans to join the...

Taiwan’s TSMC mulls first Japan chip facility

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) could build its first fab in Japan given the Japanese government’s push to improve domestic chip manufacturing. Japan...

Japan: Johnny Depp film 'Minamata' brings industrial disaster to the fore

Fifty years after American photographer W. Eugene Smith first arrived in the Japanese port town of Minamata, the fight for recognition and compensation still continues, for scores of people poisoned b...

Japanese Mayor 'Jo Baiden' becomes internet sensation

The mayor of the southwestern Japanese town of Yamato has become an internet hit after the online community noticed that his name — depending on how you read his Chinese kanji characters —...

Japan floods increase risk of coronavirus spread

More than 1.2 million people have been forced to leave their homes across the southern island of Kyushu in the last five days and are being temporarily housed in schools, local community centers and o...

Heavy rain hits scenic central Japan, more damage in south

TOKYO (AP) — Flooding and mudslides have stranded hundreds of people in scenic hot springs and hiking areas in central Japan, while rescue workers searched on Thursday for more people missing in the d...

Japan battered by more heavy rain, floods, nearly 60 dead

TOKYO (AP) — Pounding rain that already caused deadly floods in southern Japan was moving northeast Wednesday, battering large areas of Japan's main island, swelling more rivers, triggering mudslides ...

Japan floods increase risk of coronavirus spread

More than 1.2 million people have been forced to leave their homes across the southern island of Kyushu in the last five days and are being temporarily housed in schools, local community centers and o...

Death toll from flooding in Japan rises to 50, dozen missing

TOKYO (AP) — Soldiers rescued residents on boats as floodwaters flowed down streets in southern Japanese towns hit by deadly rains that were expanding across the region Tuesday. At least 50 peop...

Japan: Fresh rainfall, mudslides warning in flood-hit Kyushu island

Scores of people remained stranded in southern Japan on Sunday after heavy rain the day before caused deep flooding and mudslides that left at least 34 people confirmed or presumed dead. Floodwaters ...

Four Taiwanese accused of meth smuggling to Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japanese authorities on Wednesday (Dec. 11) seized nearly 600 kilograms of methamphetamine in the open sea near Kumamoto Prefecture, apprehending 11 suspects, includin...

Japan unveils new banknotes ahead of Reiwa Imperial Era

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Shortly after Japan announced the title of its new imperial era as “Reiwa” (令和), the Bank of Japan has unveiled three new currency notes to mark the occasion with t...

Carrefour’s Japan Week reaches climax with Kumamoto dance and cookie workshop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Japan Week taking place each October is one of the most important activities for Carrefour in a year, and this time, the French supermarket chain has put on sale more ...