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Japanese media uncover origin of Taiwan vaccine donation rumor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese media on Thursday (June 10) discovered the origin of the recent rumor that Taiwan had allegedly insisted 1.24 million vaccine doses from Japan were sufficient. ...

Foreign ministry refutes rumor Taiwan insisted 1.24 million vaccine doses from Japan sufficient

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Monday (June 7) refuted a rumor that has been spreading online that Japan's vaccine delivery last week comprised 1.24 million...

Representative thanks Japan for providing vaccine assistance to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese envoy to the U.S. Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) on Sunday (June 6) thanked Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Hiroshi Tomita for Japan’s recent donation of 1.24 million...

1.2 million AZ doses from Japan set to arrive in Taipei this afternoon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 1 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are set to arrive in Taiwan on Friday afternoon (June 4). As Taiwan grapples with its worst outbreak since the ...

US, Japan, South Korea diplomats review North Korea strategy

LONDON (AP) — The United States, Japan and South Korea are plowing ahead with efforts to push North Korea back to nuclear negotiations despite the North's rejection of any such pressure. ...

Japan’s Diplomacy Bluebook backs Taiwan’s WHA campaign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan describes Taiwan as an important “partner and friend” in the latest edition of its annual Diplomatic Bluebook while also backing the nation's campaig...

US presses Japan to issue joint statement in support of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Biden administration is reportedly pushing Japan's Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide to issue a joint statement in support of Taiwan during Suga's visit to the Whi...

Foreign Ministry thanks US, Japan for statement on peace in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Spokesperson Joanne Ou (歐江安) on Wednesday (March 17) expressed gratitude to the U.S. and Japan for their statement on the importance of ...

Taiwan defense minister praises US-Japan meeting as 'positive development'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the U.S. and Japan reaching a consensus on the importance of the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday (March 16), Taiwanese Minister of Defense Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) pra...

S. Korean sexual slavery survivor wants UN court judgment

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean woman who was sexually enslaved by Japan’s World War II military called for the leaders of both countries to settle an impasse over the issue by seeking judgme...

Japan relaxes restrictions on travel to Taiwan, South Korea, China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese citizens are now allowed to travel to nine countries in the Asia Pacific, including Taiwan, South Korea, and China, the Japanese government announced Friday (Oct....

Japan, UK to sign first post-Brexit bilateral trade deal

Japan and the United Kingdom are scheduled to sign a bilateral free trade agreement on Friday, the UK's first major trade deal as an independent trading country. The UK-Japan Comprehensive Econom...

Germany joins countries calling for Taiwan's attendance at World Health Assembly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) just three days away, the German government on Friday (May 15) joined other countries in the campaign to allow Taiwan to particip...

Japan Foreign Minister calls on WHO to include Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu said Wednesday (May 13) that Japan will do its utmost to facilitate Taiwan’s entry in the World Health Assembly (WHA), wh...

Australia seeks closer Taiwan ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Australian government congratulated Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday (Jan. 12) for getting re-elected and added that it hoped to strengthen cooperation with Taiwan. The...