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Taiwan denies mishandling visit by Tokyo governor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The visit by Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko (小池百合子) to Taiwan was handled according to protocol, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Friday (Feb. 9), rejecting allega...

Japanese Diet delegation pays respect to former Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japanese Liberty Democratic Party (LDP) delegation, led by lawmaker Seko Hiroshige, stopped by the Wu Chih-shan Military Cemetery in New Taipei City to pay their respe...

Delegation of 12 Japan House of Councilors members to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) politician Seko Hiroshige will lead 11 other members of Japan’s upper house of the Diet on a visit to Taiwan next week, the Ministry o...

Japan LDP policy chief meets Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The policy chief of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), Hagiuda Koichi, met with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) Saturday (Dec. 10). They stated the two countrie...

Japan LDP policy chief to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The policy chief of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), Hagiuda Koichi, is planning to visit Taiwan during the weekend, reports said Thursday (Dec. 8). Hagiud...

Japan Diet delegation visits former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui's grave

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japanese National Diet delegation led by Furuya Keiji, chair of the Japan-ROC Diet Members’ Consultative Council, paid their respects to the late former Taiwan P...

Taiwan businesses, individuals run ad in Japan newspaper to thank Abe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Businesses and individuals from Taiwan were among those who funded a full-page advertisement carried by the Sankei Shimbun on Friday (July 15) in memory of former Japanese...

Taiwan mourns Abe Shinzo death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the news of former Japan Prime Minister Abe Shinzo’s death on Friday (July 8), the government and people of Taiwan have taken to social media to express th...

Taoyuan's Rakuten Monkeys play ball against team of Japanese diplomats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan’s baseball team, the Rakuten Monkeys, faced off with a team from the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association, Japan’s representative office in Taiwan, in an ...

Japanese poll sees Taiwanese sympathy for China drop by half to 15%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Only 15% of Taiwanese think their country should be close to China, less than half of the figure recorded the previous year, according to the results of an opinion poll pu...

Taiwan Presidential Office confirms Tsai-Abe phone call in January

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo had a phone conversation at the end of January, Presidential Office Spokesperson Xavier Chang (張...

Japan, Taiwan ruling parties to hold 1st-ever security talks over China threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Officials from the ruling parties of Japan and Taiwan are planning to hold bilateral talks for the first time to address the military and "gray-zone" coercion ta...

Japan delivers nearly 1 million more doses of AZ vaccine to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan on Thursday (July 15) sent a third batch of nearly 1 million AstraZeneca (AZ) COVID-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan. At 1:54 p.m., JAL Flight 809 arrived at Taiwan Tao...

Japan removes Taiwan from China map in defense white paper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In its "Defense of Japan" white paper published on Tuesday (July 13), Japan's Ministry of Defense (MOD) removed Taiwan from a map of China for the first time...

Taiwan vice president thanks Japan for 2nd vaccine donation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President William Lai (賴清德) on Tuesday (July 6) thanked Japan for its donation of 1.13 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses. Lai expressed gratitude for Japan’s...