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Japanese politician to hold security talks with Taiwan president next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chairman of the Japan-ROC Diet Members' Consultative Council Furuya Keiji and the council’s secretary general, Kihara Minoru, will embark on a three-day visit to...

Japan PM Kishida to reshuffle cabinet as COVID, Taiwan in focus

TOKYO, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will reshuffle his cabinet next week to address mounting issues including the coronavirus, inflation, Taiwan affairs and economic stimulu...

Japan: Shinzo Abe's suspected assassin to undergo psychiatric evaluation

The suspected assassin of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will go through psychiatric evaluation until later this year, reports in the Japanese media said on Saturday. The 41-year-old suspe...

Japan bids sombre farewell to slain Shinzo Abe, its longest-serving premier

With prayers, flowers and flags draped in black ribbons, Japan on Tuesday said farewell to Shinzo Abe, a polarising figure who dominated politics as the country's longest-serving premier, before b...

Japan: Can Kishida push through Abe's goal of constitutional reform?

Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida emerged as the big winners from Sunday's election to the upper house of the nation's parliament. The vote ...

Japan's ruling coalition makes strong election showing after Abe killing

TOKYO/NARA, Japan, July 10 (Reuters) - Japan's conservative coalition government increased its majority in the upper house of parliament in an election on Sunday, two days after the assassination ...

BOJ's public relations crisis forces rethink on inflation message

TOKYO, June 30 (Reuters) - Japan's central bank has stumbled into a rare public relations storm that has dragged debate about its ultra-low interest rates out of sterile boardrooms and into tabloi...

Tokyo June heatwave worst since 1875 as power supply creaks under strain

Japan baked under scorching temperatures for a fourth successive day on Tuesday, as the capital's heat broke nearly 150-year-old records for June and authorities warned power supply remained tight...

Push for more renewables may undermine Taiwan’s defense capabilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan may find itself in a quandary over the needs to develop wind power and bolstering national defense after reports flagged wind energy infrastructure as a potential h...

US, Japan, S Korea defense ministers emphasize Taiwan Strait peace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the first time, the defense ministers of the United States, Japan, and South Korea mentioned the importance of Taiwan in a joint statement, reports said Saturday (June...

US, others say APEC walkout aimed at Russia over invasion

BANGKOK (AP) — The United States and four other nations that walked out of an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group meeting in Bangkok over the weekend underlined their support Monday for host natio...

Man in Japan gambles COVID town funds mistakenly sent to him

TOKYO (AP) — The money was supposed to be COVID-19 assistance for low-income households in a small Japanese town, but it was mistakenly wired to a bank account of a resident who refused to return it a...

Move Okinawa’s unwanted US military bases to Taiwan

May 15th is the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's reversion from American to Japanese rule. Okinawa's governor, Denny Tamaki, has called on all of Japan to debate how to reduce the number of U.S. ...

US warns of response to any permanent China military presence in Solomons

April 22 (Reuters) - A senior-level U.S. delegation met the Solomon Islands' leader on Friday and warned that Washington would have "significant concerns and respond accordingly" to any ...

Taiwan’s TSMC starts construction for new chip fab in Japan this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A subsidiary of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) said Tuesday (April 19) it will begin construction for a new chip plant in Japan's Kumamoto Prefecture on...