Taiwan military relaxes ban on tattoos

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) last month announced that it is relaxing its ban on tattoos in order to increase its recruitment base as Taiwan's military trans...

Legislators concerned Taiwan's reservists not ready for war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan's Foreign and National Defense Committee is scheduled to review the 2020 budget for the Ministry of National Defense, but members of the committee...

Tsai calls for greater recognition of military service in Taiwan

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) called for greater recognition of military service on Armed Forces Day and encouraged those who serve in the three branches of the armed forces to wear their uniforms more...

Minxiong Ghost House ranked No.1 scariest haunted house in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Today (Aug. 15) is the Ghost Festival, the spookiest day of Ghost Month in Taiwan, and the creepiest place to visit on this day would be the Minxiong Ghost House (民雄鬼屋), which ...

Why Taiwan should prioritize closer ties with Japan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) is a curious figure in Taiwan’s black and white political scene. A former Chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT) and President of Tai...

Japan-Taiwan relations should be deepened through Okinawa: former President

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) said that Japan-Taiwan relations should be deepened through Okinawa at a press conference at Naha International Airport before r...

Former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui slams China at Japan event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At a speech on the Japanese island of Okinawa Saturday, former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) slammed China for being the most unstable element in present-day Asia. Lee w...

Former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui arrives in Japan’s Okinawa

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) flew to the Japanese island of Okinawa Friday to attend Sunday’s unveiling of a monument to Taiwanese soldiers who died in the 19...

Former Taiwan President Lee to attend memorial ceremony in Japan

Former President Lee Teng-hui will travel to Japan on Friday to attend the unveiling of a monument to Taiwanese soldiers who died in the 1945 Battle of Okinawa. At the invitation of the Japan-Taiwa...

Lee to attend unveiling of monument to Taiwanese dead in WWII Battle of Okinawa

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) is slated to visit Okinawa on in late June to attend the unveiling of a monument to Taiwanese soldiers who died fighting alongside...

Taiwanese soldiers' contribution to Indonesian independence recognized

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Indonesia will commemorate its 72nd anniversary of freedom from Dutch rule and Taiwanese soldiers are being recognized for their contribution to the victory. One of the...

Scholar urges Taiwanese government to open Pratas Island to tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A Taiwanese scholar on Sunday said that the best way for the Taiwanese government to claim its sovereignty over the Pratas Islands, also known as the Dongsha Islands (東沙環礁群島...

Japanese chorus holding concerts in Taiwan to apologize for war

Taipei, Aug. 9 (CNA) An amateur Japanese chorus group is holding two concerts in Taiwan to apologize for Japan's wartime actions and send the message of peace. Braving a typhoon on Saturday, th...