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Japan bars business visitors from Taiwan amid COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In order to prevent mutant strains of the coronavirus from entering, Japan has now decided to bar visits by business people and students from 11 Asian countries, including...

Japan still allowing business visitors from Taiwan despite COVID emergency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Even after declaring a one-month emergency for the Tokyo region to contain the coronavirus pandemic, Japan is still allowing visits by business people and students from 11...

Japan considers extending travel ban to business visitors from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Japan prepares to declare a state of emergency in the Tokyo area amid a worsening coronavirus crisis, the government is also considering a general ban on foreign nation...

Taiwan's comfort women museum shutters, pins hopes on new location

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's first museum memorializing "comfort women," or women who were forced into sexual servitude by Imperial Japan in the years leading up to and during W...

Greenpeace wants Taiwan to go carbon neutral by 2050

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Environmentalist organization Greenpeace wants Taiwan to follow the examples of Japan and South Korea in setting 2050 as its deadline for carbon neutrality, reports said W...

US, Japan launch 'Keen Sword' exercise amid fears of Chinese attack on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. military, Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF), and the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) on Monday (Oct. 26) began holding the "Keen Sword" military exercises amid...

China protests visits by Japanese ex-prime minister to war shrine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s foreign ministry protested the repeated visits by former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo (安倍晉三) to the Yasukuni Shrine, which honors war victims as well a...

US B-1B bombers, Chinese spy plane spotted to east of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two U.S. Air Force (USAF) bombers and one Chinese spyplane were spotted to the east of Taiwan on Friday (Sept. 25). At 12:16 p.m. the plane tracker Aircraft Spots tweet...

Fuji TV lists Taiwan representative as 'ambassador to Japan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a visit by Frank Hsieh (謝長廷), Taiwan's representative to Japan on Thursday (Sept. 24), Fuji TV welcomed him as the "ambassador to Japan," likely raisi...

Yoshihide Suga or Suga Yoshihide? Japan pushes media to fall in line on name order

Japan adopted the Western style of writing a person's given name followed by their family name whenever they wrote in Roman letters about 100 years ago, when the Emperor Meiji encouraged the intro...

Japan slams Chinese missile tests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan opposes any behavior raising tension in the South China Sea, Cabinet Spokesman Suga Yoshihide (菅義偉) said Thursday (Aug. 27) after China fired missiles during maneuve...

Japan describes Beijing's passage of Hong Kong security law as 'regrettable'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to Beijing's passage of the controversial Hong Kong national security law, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide on Tuesday (June 30) called the ...

Japan Foreign Minister calls on WHO to include Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu said Wednesday (May 13) that Japan will do its utmost to facilitate Taiwan’s entry in the World Health Assembly (WHA), wh...

Japan accepts 2 million masks from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan thanked Taiwan as 2 million masks arrived at Tokyo’s Narita Airport Tuesday (April 21) to help in the country’s fight against the Wuhan coronavirus (COVI...

Japan reaffirms friendship with Taiwan despite China warning

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In spite of warnings from the Chinese government against congratulating Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on her re-election, the Japanese government reaffirmed Tuesday ...