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Taiwan ruling party thanks Japan for supporting its inclusion in WHO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party Spokesperson (DPP) Hsieh Pei-fen (謝佩芬) on Saturday (June 12) thanked Japan for supporting Taiwan’s participation in international organi...

Taiwan launches distribution of COVID vaccine doses from Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A week after Taiwan received 1.24 million vaccine doses from Japan, distribution of the AstraZeneca shots is ready to start, reports said Friday (June 11). Taiwan has b...

Japan House of Councilors passes motion supporting Taiwan’s WHA bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an unprecedented move, Japan’s upper house of parliament on Friday (June 11) unanimously approved a motion calling for Taiwan’s attendance at the World Heal...

China 'strongly dissatisfied' after Japan's PM calls Taiwan country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is "strongly dissatisfied" and has lodged "solemn representations" after Japan's prime minister on Wednesday (June 9) referred to Taiwan as a...

Japan prime minister refers to Taiwan as 'country' during National Diet meeting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide referred to Taiwan as a country on Wednesday (June 9) during a National Diet meeting. Suga, who leads the Liberal Democratic Part...

Japan sends 10 negative pressure chambers to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 10 negative pressure isolation rooms arrived from Japan on Tuesday (June 8), after Japanese hospitals deferred their orders to their Taiwanese counterparts amid...

Representative thanks Japan for providing vaccine assistance to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese envoy to the U.S. Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) on Sunday (June 6) thanked Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Hiroshi Tomita for Japan’s recent donation of 1.24 million...

1st batch of US vaccines doses to benefit Taiwan's 'most vulnerable': AIT

TAIPEI(Taiwan News)— The American Institute in Taiwan ( AIT) announced Friday (June 4) that the U.S.' forthcoming vaccine aid will go to the most at-risk groups in Taiwan. The White House...

Taiwan's netizens find Tiananmen references in arrival of vaccines from Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — When a plane from Japan touched down in Taiwan Friday (June 4) carrying 1.24 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, netizens uncovered a wealth of what they interpreted as refere...

1.2 million AZ doses from Japan set to arrive in Taipei this afternoon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 1 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are set to arrive in Taiwan on Friday afternoon (June 4). As Taiwan grapples with its worst outbreak since the ...

Japan in talks with AstraZeneca to send Taiwan COVID vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan is holding talks with British drug maker AstraZeneca to send surplus COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan, reports said Saturday (May 29). There is a no-transfer clause in...

Former Japanese prime minister shows off box of Taiwan pineapples online

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo on Wednesday (April 28) showed support for Taiwanese pineapples by sharing a photo of himself with the fruit on Twitter. Follo...

Japan’s Diplomacy Bluebook backs Taiwan’s WHA campaign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan describes Taiwan as an important “partner and friend” in the latest edition of its annual Diplomatic Bluebook while also backing the nation's campaig...

Japan's representative office raises national flag in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan's representative office in Taiwan, the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association (JTEA) raised the Japanese flag at its Taipei office on Saturday (April 17) despite past...

US, Japanese leaders issue 1st joint statement mentioning Taiwan in 52 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and visiting Japan Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide Friday (April 16), they issued a joint statement stressing the impo...