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Ex-Japan navy official clarifies Tokyo's defense obligations in Taiwan Strait conflict

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the event of a Taiwan contingency, Japan would only be obligated to defend its territory, former Japanese navy Rear Admiral Yamamoto Katsuya said on Monday (Feb. 19). ...

Taiwan celebrates 50 years of study abroad program with Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Japan held its “50th Anniversary of the Taiwan Study Abroad Program” on Sunday (Feb. 18), per CNA. Over 10...

Tokyo governor leaves Taiwan after visiting grave of late President Lee Teng-hui

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko (小池百合子) left Taiwan after paying her respects at the grave of late President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝), reports said Thursday (Feb. 8). The preside...

Tokyo governor visits Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko (小池百合子) is meeting President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and President-elect Lai Ching-te (賴清德) during her visit to Taiwan, reports said Wednesday (Feb....

Internal politics, US elections could affect Taiwan status quo: Scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China believes if Donald Trump is elected as U.S. president this year, then regional instability will increase, foreign policy expert Kamo Tomoki said in a Nikkei intervie...

Japan Diet council mulls delegation for Taiwan presidential inauguration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japan-R.O.C. Diet Members’ Consultative Council on Monday (Jan. 22) deliberated over sending a delegation to attend Taiwan President-elect Lai Ching-te’s i...

Taiwan hands over 60 million yen to Japan for earthquake victims during ceremony

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan-Japan Relations Association Secretary-General Fan Chen-kuo (范振國) handed over the 60 million yen (NT$12.95 million) in earthquake relief donated by the Taiwanese gov...

Taiwan donates 60 million yen to Japan for earthquake victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will donate 60 million yen (NT$12.95 million) to Japan to aid the victims of the recent 7.6-magnitude earthquake that struck the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefectu...

Japan supportive of Taiwan's ascension in CPTPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan is eager to welcome Taiwan into the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), newly appointed Japanese representative to Taiwan,...

President seeks continued Japanese support for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) called for continued Japanese support for Taiwan, during a meeting with the head of the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Associate’s Taipei office,...

Taiwan, Japan sign MOU on customs cooperation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and Japan signed an MOU on customs cooperation between Keelung Port and Yokohama Port on Tuesday (Dec. 12) to enhance customs clearance, tariff imposition, and cult...

Governor of Japan's Okinawa makes brief visit to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The governor of Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture visited Taiwan this week on a low-key visit to discuss economic ties between Taiwan and the Japanese island. Governor D...

Taiwanese tourists report falling ill after eating ‘cannabis gummies’ in Japan

Update: 2023-11-22 14:30 Taiwan's food and drug regulator said Wednesday (Nov. 22) that although HHCH has not been classified as a prohibited substance or medication, the import or sale of rela...

Japan lawmaker touts close Taiwan-Japan ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan-ROC Diet Members' Consultative Council Chair Furuya Keiji emphasized the strong bonds between Japan and Taiwan while delivering a report on the council’s v...

Taiwan hails outgoing Japan representative's contributions to bilateral ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Monday (Oct. 30) awarded the Order of Brilliant Star with Grand Cordon to outgoing Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association (JTEA) head Izumi Hiro...