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Taiwan hopes Japan can take lead to discuss CPTPP bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As chair of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade group, Japan should take the lead in handling Taiwan’s applicatio...

Japan Chamber of Commerce supports Taiwan’s CPTPP bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Taipei (JCCIT) supported Taiwan’s bid to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership...

Japan sees military balance shifting away from Taiwan in China’s favor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japanese government said Thursday (Oct. 7) it would closely monitor developments in the Taiwan Strait as the military balance was shifting in China’s favor. A...

Taiwan sends congratulations to Japan's new PM

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has sent its best wishes to Japan’s newly elected prime minister, Kishida Fumio. The ministry said in a MOFA press release ...

Taiwan to discuss COVID vaccine pass with Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If Taiwan and Japan want to reach an agreement on a vaccination pass, some technical problems still need to be worked out, reports said Tuesday (Sept. 28). Japan has an...

Taiwan president thanks Japan for latest vaccine donation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Saturday (Sept. 25) thanked Japan for its fifth vaccine donation, which arrived that afternoon. Tsai posted on Twitter to express gratit...

Taiwan receives fifth shipment of donated AZ vaccines from Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan’s fifth donation of AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine doses to Taiwan arrived Saturday (Sept. 25) afternoon at Taoyuan International Airport. The jabs, totaling 500,...

Taiwan president talks business, security with Japanese prime minister hopeful

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) spoke with one of the four Japanese ruling party candidates for prime minister on Tuesday (Sept. 20). Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Repres...

Taiwan thanks Japan for 500,000 more doses of AZ vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday (Sept. 14) thanked Japan for arranging its fifth coronavirus vaccine donation to Taiwan, adding another 500,000 jabs to t...

Taiwan-Japan ties headed for breakthrough

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chen Kuan-ting (陳冠廷), CEO of the Taiwan think tank NextGen Foundation, says momentum is building for a breakthrough in Taiwan-Japan relations as the two countries’ f...

MOFA welcomes Japan’s interest in Taiwan Strait peace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo and House of Councillors member Sato Masahisa both expressed this week that Japan must pay attention to developments in Taiwan. Ki...

‘Taiwan and Japan are not friends, we are family members’: Deputy defense minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan’s deputy minister for defense, Yasuhide Nakayama, made a surprise drop in via remote call to a conference on Japan-Taiwan relations held at the Chang Yung-fa F...

Japan's defense minister says Tokyo cannot stand aside from developments in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo said in an interview with the Mainichi Shimbun on Tuesday (Sept. 7) that Japan could not stay outside developments in Taiwan as both shared un...

Japan’s 4th AstraZeneca vaccine donation arrives in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 64,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday (Sept. 7), the most recent of four donations by Japan totaling more than 3.4 million doses. Tai...

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...