Japan and Taiwan meet for annual bilateral fishery talks in Tokyo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan and Japan are holding intergovernmental talks on fishery agreements and maritime cooperation in Tokyo this week, starting Tuesday, March 5. The eighth annual fis...

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...

Japan and Taiwan to hold talks on maritime issues in Tokyo this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After reports last week that Taiwanese fishing boats had trespassed Japanese territorial waters over 300 times in 2018, governments of the two countries are set to meet fo...

Taiwan reiterates claim over Diaoyutais amid Japan protest

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) reiterated Thursday Taiwan's claim over the disputed Diaoyutai Islands in the East China Sea after the Japanese government issued a protest to the ministry a...

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...

Senior China military official to visit Japan, attempt to improve ties: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s Commander of the Eastern Theater Command Air Force, Sun Herong (孫和榮) will visit Japan from Nov. 19-21 in a bid to improve ties, in the first trip of its type...

U.S. and Japan hold joint drills over disputed Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A total of 16 Japanese jets and aircraft from the United States Air Force on Thursday conducted joint military drills over the Diaoyutai Islands disputed with China. The isla...

Chinese vessels approach Diaoyutai islands: Japanese Coast Guard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –- The Japanese coast guard announced on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 22 that four Chinese naval vessels were sailing near the Diaoyutai Islands. At approximately 8:00 ...

MOFA: Dioayu Islands remain Taiwanese territory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) made a press release on July 18 asserting sovereignty over the Dioayu Islands (釣魚台), which Japan refers to as the Senkaku Islan...

Why Taiwan should prioritize closer ties with Japan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) is a curious figure in Taiwan’s black and white political scene.  A former Chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT) and President o...

Muji fined in China for listing Taiwan as a country on clothes hangers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the latest salvo in its war over names, or "namefare" as the National Interest has dubbed it, Japanese retailer MUJI has been fined 200,000 yuan (US$31,000)&n...

To contend with China, Japan activates elite marine unit, the first since WWII 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Saturday April 7, the Japanese government officially placed a unit of elite marines from its Ground Self Defense Force (SDF) on active duty, the first time such a unit ...

Taiwan-Japan revise bilateral fishery agreement around Diaoyu Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – During the recent meeting between fishery agencies of Japan and Taiwan, several revisions were made to a 2013 bilateral agreement concerning fishing rights around the disp...

Taiwan protests after fishing boat water-cannoned by Japanese patrol

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan lodged a protest with Japan on Monday following an incident in which a Taiwanese fishing boat was chased and water-cannoned by Japanese patrol boats in waters near the disputed ...

Japan condemns China’s actions against Muji maps

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japan on Wednesday described as “unacceptable” a Chinese decision to destroy furniture catalogs from Japanese retailer Muji because they contained a map which ...