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Taiwanese pineapples make it into Japan’s school lunches

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan-grown pineapples have for the first time appeared on the menu of Japanese school lunch, which was lauded by the agricultural authorities as a recognition of the qua...

Taiwan to take China fruit ban to WTO in mid-October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will take China’s import ban on three types of Taiwan fruit to the World Trade Organization (WTO) for a ruling in mid-October, the Council of Agriculture (COA...

China to halt shipments of sugar apples, wax apples from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The General Administration of Customs of China issued a notice on Sunday (Sept. 19) stating that it will stop all imports of sugar apples and wax apples from Taiwan after ...

Taiwan's I-Mei sends Mid-Autumn gift boxes to US, Japan as thanks for vaccine donations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a donation of its signature puff snacks to Lithuania, I-Mei Foods Co. said Saturday (Sept. 4) that it will send Mid-Autumn Festival gift boxes to the United Stat...

Taiwan ships 5,000 kg of bananas to Tokyo Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will ship 5,000 kilograms of bananas to the Tokyo Olympics for consumption at the athletes’ village, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said Friday (July 16). ...

Taiwan promotes pineapples in Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A supermarket chain in Singapore has launched promotions for Taiwan's fruit and vegetables, while the Council of Agriculture (COA) had pineapples tested locally with p...

Hong Kong imports of Taiwan pineapples surge 136-fold after China's ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although China banned Taiwanese pineapples in March, Hong Kong imports of the fruit soared 136-fold, surpassing Japan as the largest importer for the month. On Feb. 26,...

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...

Taiwan orders new cold chain rules after reports of blackened pineapples in Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A major Singaporean supermarket chain took Taiwanese pineapples off its shelves last week after consumers found that some had blackened cores, and similar problems were re...

Japanese foodie band writes 'Taiwan Pineapple Song'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To show solidarity with Taiwan after China banned the import of Taiwanese pineapples last month, a Japanese foodie band has composed a song singing the praises of the trop...

Japan finds excess fungicides on Taiwanese bananas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Just as Taiwan is intensifying its exports of pineapples to Japan following a ban by China, the Japanese ordered the removal of 750 boxes of Taiwanese bananas due to exces...

Taiwan pineapples qualify for Tokyo Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's pineapples, along with mangoes, dragon fruit, and bananas, have met the requirements to be served at the Tokyo Olympics. On Thursday (March 11), Chen Chi-c...

Japanese TV host savors Taiwanese pineapple beef noodle soup, free fruit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Japanese TV host on Monday (March 8) released a video of an eatery that is offering free Taiwanese pineapples to customers who try its pineapple beef noodle soup. On ...

Foreign YouTubers go bananas over Taiwan's pineapples

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A number of popular foreign YouTubers have jumped on the bandwagon to support Taiwan's cause amid a Chinese ban on its pineapples. On Feb. 26, Beijing announced it...

Japanese with 'Taiwan pineapple fever' empty store shelves

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid an effort to express solidarity with Taiwan against China, "Taiwanese pineapple fever" has gripped Japan, with supermarket shelves being emptied of the Taiw...