China will declare no-fly zone around Taiwan before invasion: Japanese general

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A retired Japanese general claims that as part of its plan to invade Taiwan in 2025, it will first set up a no-fly zone, followed by a battle with its naval and air forces and ...

Matsuzaka sustains freak injury during spring training

TOKYO (AP) — Daisuke Matsuzaka has dealt with numerous arm injuries during his career as a pitcher in Major League Baseball and Japan but none quite like this. The Chunichi Dragons s...

36 more CAL flights canceled in Taiwan as pilot strike enters 6th day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Although China Airlines (CAL) has made some concessions to its striking pilots during the third round of grueling negotiations this morning, 36 additional flights have still be...

Endangered tree on Guam to be transplanted for firing range

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — An endangered native tree on Guam will have to be transplanted to make way for a new military firing range. The Pacific Daily News reports the fadang used to be ...

Taiwan a top destination for Asian travelers over Lunar New Year holidays

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is one of the top tourist destinations among Asian travelers during the Lunar New Year period, according to a report by the accommodation booking firm Agoda. Tai...

Taiwan ex-President Lee Teng-hui leaves hospital in time for Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) left hospital Thursday after 64 days following a fall, just in time to spend the Lunar New Year at home. The 95-year-old retired lea...

Dream Cruises announces new itineraries for Taiwan in March and July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Dream Cruises announced new itineraries for two of its ships for this summer. The cruise ships will be traveling from the Port of Keelung (基隆) in Taiwan to destinations...

China plans to take Taiwan by 2025, Okinawa by 2045: Fmr Japan Air Force Commander

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In a recent interview, former Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Air Support Commander, Orita Kunio (織田邦男), offers a warning and a bleak outlook for the Indo-Pacific regio...

US forces in Japan to increase combat readiness in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In the week since acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said the military’s primary focus is “China, China, China,” on Jan.2, the U.S. is making...

Former US serviceman reveals US troops in Okinawa 'there to protect Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following Xi Jinping’s Jan. 2 speech addressing relations between China and Taiwan, many western media outlets predictably focused on the General Secretary’s t...

Japan claims over 300 Taiwanese fishing boats violated Japanese fisheries in 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In the past year the number of Taiwanese fishing vessels reportedly trespassing in Japanese fisheries has increased threefold over the number reported in 2017. Japanese...

Japan begins reclamation at disputed US base despite protest

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central government has started main reclamation work at a disputed U.S. military base relocation site on the southern island of Okinawa despite fierce local opposition. ...

Japan's central government has begun reclamation work at U.S. base relocation site on Okinawa despite local objection

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central government has begun reclamation work at U.S. base relocation site on Okinawa despite local objection.

2 US warplanes crash off Japan; 1 crew dead, 5 missing

TOKYO (AP) — One of two crew members recovered after two U.S. warplanes collided and crashed off Japan's coast early Thursday is dead and five others remain missing, the U.S. military said. ...

Search under way after US military planes collide off Japan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A search is under way for crew members from two Marine Corps planes involved in what the military called a "mishap" off the coast of Japan. The Marine Corps says th...