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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...

Japan and U.S. want to talk security with Taiwan, but concerns about leaks: Taiwan envoy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Japan and the United States are willing to engage in a security dialogue with Taiwan, but they are concerned that the content of the talks might be leaked to China, Taiwan&rsquo...

Tsai calls for renewed Japan-Taiwan security dialogue in Japanese media interview

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On March 2, the Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun published an exclusive front page interview with the President of Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文). In the interview, Preside...

Taiwan’s attitude towards Chinese efforts to unifiy too weak: former President

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) said China’s efforts towards unification with Taiwan are increasing, and Taiwan’s sense of urgency about this is too...

Chinese government knows suppression of Tibetans is useless: Dalai Lama

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 14th Dalai Lama said the Chinese government is beginning to understand that its policy of suppressing Tibetans is useless, during a speech at Japan’s parliament ...

Fmr President Chen Shui-bian calls for referendum on Taiwan Independence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a media interview with Japan’s Sankei Newspaper (產經新聞), and his first in ten years, former Taiwan president Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) called for a public referendum on...

Japan protests to China over banning of reporter

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has protested to China over its decision to ban a reporter for a conservative Japanese newspaper from covering talks between the countries' diplomats. Chief Cabine...

Japanese media collectively withdraws from Japan-China meeting to protest ban of Sankei Shimbun

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - In protest of Beijing not allowing a reporter from Japanese newspaper the Sankei Shimbun to participate in a pool interview of a China-Japan diplomatic meeting, Japanese news re...

Japan considers micro-satellites to observe China’s navy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Japanese government is mulling over a proposal to launch numerous micro-satellites to observe Chinese activity around the Diaoyutai Islands and South China Sea, Japane...

China running out of cards to play in trade war: Sankei Shimbun

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Although the China-U.S. trade war is only just starting, China is running out of cards to play, according to a report by Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun on August 6. ...

Trouble may be brewing for China's leaders at the CCP Beidaihe Summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese leader Xi Jinping returned from his diplomatic trip to Africa this week, and immediately called a meeting of the Chinese Politburo on July 31, where he reportedly ...

Taipei denounces Beijing's interference with press freedom outside China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A Japanese media outlet's exclusive interview with Taiwan's Foreign Minister struck a nerve and received a strong protest from the Chinese embassy in Japan, which accuse...

Lee to attend unveiling of monument to Taiwanese dead in WWII Battle of Okinawa

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) is slated to visit Okinawa on in late June to attend the unveiling of a monument to Taiwanese soldiers who died fighting alongside...

Japan arrests 3 Taiwanese women for spreading powder around castle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japan has arrested three Taiwanese women for spreading powder around Nijo Castle (二條城), a protected monument in Kyoto, a year ago, reports said Thursday. They claimed t...