Japan to set up police unit to guard disputed Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Japanese government is setting up a new police patrol unit to operate near the disputed Diaoyutai Islands, which are claimed by Japan, Taiwan, and China, the Asahi Shi...

US, Japan, Australian firms partner to challenge China's dominance of rare earth market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the U.S.-China trade war continues to simmer, China has until now remained secure in the fact that it is the world’s primary supplier of rare earth minerals cruci...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major ...

Japan protests Chinese activity near disputed islands

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is protesting what is says was an unauthorized Chinese maritime survey within its economic waters near disputed East China Sea islands. Japan's Foreign Ministry sa...

Chinese vessel conducts illegal survey near Dioayu Islands, says Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Japanese government has reported that China conducted an illegal survey within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Diaoyu Islands, or the Senkaku Islands, which a...

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 causes backlash by claiming disputed islands as inherent territories in textbook

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japan has claimed disputed Senkaku (Diaoyutai) and Takashima islands as an inherent part of Japan's territories in the new textbook for the country’s elementary ...

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...

Opinion: China and Japan's friendship of convenience

The historical rapprochement between China and Japan, the world's second and third-largest economies respectively, is one of the most pivotal events for Asia in 2018 — second only to the &qu...

China, Japan willing to mend ties amid Trump challenge

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that Japan and China have a duty to ensure regional security. On his first bilateral visit to China, Abe added that the two countries need to normalize ...