Japanese legislator calls for COVID-19 to be called 'Wuhan pneumonia'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Japanese legislator on Tuesday (March 3) called for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to be called the "Wuhan pneumonia" (武漢肺炎) to counter Chinese disinformatio...

Japanese senior official bashes proposal of raising funds for China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan's state minister for foreign affairs, Keisuke Suzuki, has objected to the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) initiative to donate money to the Chinese g...

Outbreak, economic ills dim luster of Japan's Olympic year

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should be basking in the limelight this year in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Instead, the virus outbreak that has spread from China to even remote part...

Business Highlights

___ Wells Fargo to pay $3B to resolve probes into fake accounts LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $3 billion to settle criminal and civil investigati...

Japanese petition against China's unification of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) gathered on the streets of Tokyo Sunday (Jan. 19) to urge support for a petition against Chinese General Secretary Xi Jinping's (...

Japan's Abe congratulates Taiwan's president on re-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday (Jan. 17), Japanese Diet member Keiji Furuya delivered Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s message as of congratulat...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Dec. 24 The New York Times on Christmas as Paris’ Notre-Dame Cathedral ...

Shinto festival carries on centuries-old tradition in Japan

CHICHIBU, Japan (AP) — As fireworks light up the winter night, scores of men, women and teenagers crying “washoi, washoi” haul the last of six towering, lantern-covered floats up a small hill and into...

Trump’s US-Japan trade deal wins Japan parliament approval

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Parliament on Wednesday approved a trade deal that was agreed upon by President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earlier this year. The deal cutt...

Japan’s ex-Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone dead at 101

Former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, a giant of his country’s post-World War II politics who pushed for a more assertive Japan while strengthening military ties with the United Stat...

Japan fully supports Taiwan’s accession to CPTPP: Japanese MP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Diet member Keiji Furuya voiced Japan's full support for Taiwan’s accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership...

Japanese Diet member to mention Pacific security safeguards at 2020 meet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Diet member Keiji Furuya said Wednesday (October 9) that he would broach the topic of Pacific security guarantees at a conference with Pacific nations scheduled f...

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020: Tidbits from Aug. 1 to 25, 2019

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020: Tidbits from Aug. 1 to 25 Last updated: (GMT+8) 01:15 Aug. 30, 2019 Election Tidbits about Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu, Ko Wen-je, and Terry Gou **Continuously u...

Taiwan president meets Japanese politicians, voices support for Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) received a delegation from Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Tuesday (Aug. 20) and vowed to bolster relations between Taiwan and...

Japan holds first National Memorial Service for War Dead in the Reiwa era

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The first National Memorial Service for War Dead in the Reiwa era (令和) was held on Thursday (Aug. 15), the 74th anniversary of Japan’s World War II surrender, NHK re...