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Japanese delegation takes look at PM Kishida's family home in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Before leaving Taiwan Saturday (May 7), a Japanese delegation had a brief look at a building in Keelung once owned by ancestors of their country’s current prime mini...

Japan legislator tests positive for COVID in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A legislator in the delegation from the Youth Division of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) tested positive for COVID-19 during its visit to Taiwan, repo...

Japan Liberal Democratic Party Youth Division delegation to meet Taiwan president on Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Presidential Office Spokesperson Xavier Chang (張惇涵) on Tuesday (May 3) welcomed the delegation from the Youth Division of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and ...

Japan ruling party’s youth division to discuss CPTPP with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a visit to Taiwan next week, a delegation from the Youth Division of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is likely to discuss Taipei’s bid to ...

Japan edges from pacifism to more robust defense stance

Speaking to Japanese MPs via videolink earlier this month, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy praised Japan for being the "first Asian nation that has begun exerting pressure on Russia."...

Former Japan prime minister calls on government to increase defense budget

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo on Thursday (April 21) called on the Japan government to increase its defense budget as the Chinese threat to Taiwan exacerbates....

Former Japanese PM pushes US to drop strategic ambiguity toward Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. should be clear about its defense commitments to Taiwan, Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo said on Sunday (April 17). Speaking at a Liberal Democratic ...

Russian nationalist lawmaker Vladimir Zhirinovsky dies at 75

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian nationalist leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a senior lawmaker whose sulphurous rhetoric and antics alarmed the West but appealed to Russians’ aggrievement and wounded pride, has die...

Obituary: Russian far-right populist Vladimir Zhirinovsky dies

KGB agent? Russian Hitler? Political clown? Over the course of his long career Vladimir Zhirinovsky was many things, but never dull. On Wednesday, the speaker of the Russian parliament said, Zhirinovs...

S. Korea's next leader to abandon Blue House for new office

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s incoming president said Sunday he will abandon the mountainside presidential palace of Blue House and establish his office at the Defense Ministry compound in c...

Ex-prosecutor, foreign policy neophyte wins S Korea election

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Yoon Suk Yeol, a conservative former top prosecutor and foreign policy neophyte, was elected South Korea’s president in a win expected to herald a drive to seek a...

What to know about South Korea's presidential election

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Whoever wins South Korea's presidential election Wednesday will face a host of major issues, including skyrocketing housing prices, threats from nuclear-armed North Korea and...

Nepal: US development grant puts spotlight on geopolitical rivalry with China

Nepal is facing geopolitical pressure over whether to accept $500 million (€441 million) in Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant assistance from the United States. Nepal and the United S...

How Russian media outlets are preparing an attack on Ukraine

Are Russia's citizens in favor of a war against Ukraine? It's a question that is on everyone's mind since the massing of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border began, and one that's ...

Japan's nationalist firebrand Shintaro Ishihara dies at 89

TOKYO (AP) — Shintaro Ishihara, a fiery nationalist politician remembered as Tokyo's gaffe-prone governor who provoked a spat with China by calling for Japan's purchase of disputed islands in the East...