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Taiwan president thanks Japan for latest vaccine donation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Saturday (Sept. 25) thanked Japan for its fifth vaccine donation, which arrived that afternoon. Tsai posted on Twitter to express gratit...

MOFA welcomes Japan’s interest in Taiwan Strait peace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo and House of Councillors member Sato Masahisa both expressed this week that Japan must pay attention to developments in Taiwan. Ki...

Experts, legislators call for Taiwan to deepen defense ties with Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Panelists at a conference on Wednesday (Sept. 8) called for Taiwan and Japan to deepen defense engagement and upgrade bilateral defense ties to be more like the kind Taiwa...

Taiwan, Japan reach consensus on coast guard cooperation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The ruling parties of Taiwan (Democratic Progressive Party, DPP) and Japan (Liberty Democratic Party, LDP) on Saturday (Aug. 28) held a virtual meeting on diplomatic and d...

Japan, Taiwan ruling parties to hold 1st-ever security talks over China threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Officials from the ruling parties of Japan and Taiwan are planning to hold bilateral talks for the first time to address the military and "gray-zone" coercion ta...

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. ...

Japan is demonstrating the value of true friendship to Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The definition of a friend is someone who likes to spend time with you — a sympathizer, ally, or supporter. Friends often engage in acts of friendship, such as...

China condemns Japan's vaccine donation to Taiwan as 'political show'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday (May 31) expressed its opposition to Japan's plan to donate COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan, labeling it a "politica...

China says Taiwan's 'scheme to gain independence through vaccines won't succeed'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Responding to efforts by Japan's government to donate its COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan, China's foreign ministry on Sunday (May 30) claimed that Taiwan's plan t...

Japan considers sending AZ vaccines to Taiwan in June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japanese government may ship AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan as early as June to help it cope with a massive surge of coronavirus cases. On Friday, Sankei S...

Japan’s ruling party sets up working group for Taiwan policies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan’s governing Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) will launch a working group next week tasked with discussing policies toward Taiwan, reports said Friday (Feb. 5). ...