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Taipei mayor reveals intent to run for president in 2024

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) expressed interest in throwing his hat into the ring for the 2024 presidential election as he shared his views on geopolitical uncertainties i...

Japan to produce new fighter jet suited for incidents in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japanese government recently carried out an administrative review during which it revealed its plan to design and produce a new fighter jet capable of responding to th...

Pompeo wants all Confucius Institutes in US closed by end of year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed hopes on Tuesday (Sept. 1) that every Confucius Institute in the U.S. would be shuttered by the end of 2020. The top Ameri...

Japanese official reiterates support for Taiwan through 'available means'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although the Japanese government has yet to make any official comment on U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar's visit to Taiwan, a Japanese foreign ministry official said M...

Taiwan denies planning new global health organization with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Presidential Office on Monday (Aug. 10) denied a Japanese media report suggesting it is in the process of planning a new agency with the U.S. to supplant the World Hea...

Tokyo governor tearful when paying respects to late Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike was overwhelmed on Wednesday (Aug. 5) when she paid tribute to former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) at a Taiwan Economic and Cultural Rep...

US diplomat praises Taiwan's coronavirus prevention measures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an exclusive interview with Japan’s Sankei Shimbun on Friday (April 24), Chargé d'Affaires ad interim at the Tokyo U.S. Embassy Joseph M. Young said th...

Taiwan has prepared for outbreak like coronavirus for 17 years: CDC worker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan receives accolades from the world for its efforts to contain the coronavirus, a worker for the country’s health authorities said that the island country ha...

President Tsai discusses Taiwan-Japan relations with JTEA chairman

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) met with the visiting chairman of the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association (JTEA) on Sunday and expressed hopes for enhanced exchanges and closer cooperation with Japa...

International legal battle brewing over SOGO management in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the purchase of shareholder rights of SOGO department store locations in Taiwan by a Singaporean company, a dispute over store management rights may be brewing. ...

Foxconn founder tells Japanese media he has strong willingness to run for Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In interviews with Japanese media published Saturday (September 7), Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) expressed his strong intention to run for president in the J...

Japanese experts give serious thought to Chinese military action against Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – During the 2020s, Taiwan will lose the last of its 17 diplomatic allies while the residents of the island of Kinmen will vote to join China, according to discussions organ...

South Korea's Blue House accuses domestic press of being ‘traitorous’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Blue House spokesperson Ko Minjung (高旼廷) accused two of the country’s biggest domestic newspapers on Wednesday (July 17) of inciting anti-Korean sentiment in Japan, ...

Japan's 7-Eleven payment app hacked immediately after launch

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It has been reported that Japan’s 7-Eleven convenience store chain launched a mobile pay application for smartphones in July, which was promptly exploited by hackers...

Japan to deploy Type 12 anti-ship missiles to remote southwestern islands by 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan will deploy Type 12 anti-ship missiles on Miyako Island and Ishigaki Island by 2023 to combat China’s encroachment upon its territorial waters, according to da...