Japanese ex-PM Mori to meet Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Japanese Prime Minister Mori Yoshiro will meet President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) during his one-day visit to Taipei Sunday (Aug. 9). According to a schedule announced...

Former Japan prime minister to visit Taiwan and pay tribute to late president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Japanese delegation led by former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori will arrive in Taipei on Sunday (Aug. 9) to pay tribute to the late former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui (李...

Taiwan donates funds to Japan for reconstruction after Kyushu floods

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Thursday (July 30) donated ¥3 million (US$28,500) to Japan for reconstruction work in the wake of the July floods on the island of Kyushu. Taiwan’s ...

Taiwan's vice president thanks Japan envoy for WHA assistance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) thanked Japan for its vocal support in favor of Taiwan attending the World Health Assembly (WHA) during a meeting at the Presidential Off...

Taiwan and Japan to discuss easing travel bans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and Japan will soon start negotiating to ease travel bans even though a recent surge of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases has put several major cities in Japan, includin...

Japan mulls opening up to business travelers from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Japanese Cabinet meeting on Wednesday (July 22) reportedly discussed the possibility of allowing visits by business travelers from Taiwan and from 11 other countries whe...

Taiwan to join US, Japan in hosting GCTF workshop in Guatemala

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese, American, and Japanese governments are co-hosting a virtual forum in Guatemala this year in hopes of fostering exchanges and expanding Taiwan’s presen...

Japan reportedly plans to resume Taiwan flights this fall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tokyo is reportedly mulling resuming flights and business trips between Taiwan and Japan in the fall as part of a basic plan to ease border controls and revive its economy...

KMT angered by Japan's Diaoyutai Islands name change

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ishigaki City Council in Japan's Okinawa Prefecture on Monday (June 22) approved legislation to change the administrative designation of the disputed Diaoyutai Isl...

Japanese official explains motivation behind name change for Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After revealing plans to rename the disputed Diaoyutai Islands, Japan's Ishigaki Mayor Yoshitaka Nakayama explained Monday (June 15) the motivation behind his proposal...

E. Taiwan county council passes name change for Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Yilan County Council on Thursday (June 11) approved a motion to change the official name of the disputed Diaoyutai Islands to “Toucheng Diaoyutai”(頭城釣魚台) i...

President Tsai reiterates Taiwan's claim over Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on Wednesday (June 10) that the disputed Diaoyutai Islands have always been part of Taiwan's territory and that the government would ...

Taiwan legislative speaker calls for joint development of Diaoyutai Islands with Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) on Tuesday (June 9) called for Taiwan and Japan to put the Diaoyutai Islands dispute aside and to jointly develop the uninhabited arch...

Japan releases plans to ease border controls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japanese government is discussing measures to loosen the entry ban on business travelers and planning to waive quarantines on visitors from certain countries as long a...

Taiwan emphasizes claims over Diaoyutai despite Japan's planned name change

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Plans by the Japanese city of Ishigaki to change the official name of the uninhabited Diaoyutai Islands to “Tonoshiro Senkaku” (登野城尖閣) will not affect Taiwan&r...