Referendum to scrap 'Chinese Taipei' to proceed no matter the outcome: Govt. Spokesperson

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This week the chairman of the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee, Lin Hong-dow (林鴻道), has stirred fears around the upcoming referendum aimed at scrapping the “Chinese ...

Japan orders maker to fix questionable quake shock absorbers

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government has ordered a company that falsified quality data for earthquake "shock absorbers" used in hundreds of buildings to speed up an investigation and fix any problems ...

Referendum to scrap 'Chinese Taipei' officially approved for vote in November

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Central Election Committee (CEC) on Monday, Oct. 8, declared that the Team Taiwan petition for a referendum to scrap the use of “Chinese Taipei”...

Petition to scrap 'Chinese Taipei' for 'Taiwan' accepted by CEC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A petition calling for a nationwide referendum to change Taiwan's Olympic team name from "Chinese Taipei" to "Taiwan" before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was...

Taiwan's Taichung to host its own intl. event in lieu of 2019 E. Asian Youth Games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In late July, the East Asian Olympic Committee decided to abruptly cancel the 2019 East Asian Youth Games, by revoking Taichung’s right to host the games at the behe...

'Team Taiwan' petition submitted to Election Commission with 520,000 signatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan Taiwan) – The campaign for a referendum to scrap “Chinese Taipei” before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics successfully submitted their petition books to the Central Election Co...

'Team Taiwan' 2020 petition surpasses 400,000 signatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With about 48 hours remaining in the month of August, the “Team Taiwan” campaign calling for a public referendum ahead of elections this November has succeeded...

Team Taiwan 2020 petition for referendum hits 85% of needed signatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The campaign to have a public referendum on the designation of “Chinese Taipei” is moving fast towards collecting the needed number of signatures. As of Aug...

Okinawa postpones Taiwan EasyCard use until 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Japanese island of Okinawa is postponing the introduction of the use of Taiwanese EasyCards on its Yui Rail system until 2020, Taipei’s EasyCard Corporation said Tuesd...

Tokyo 2020 official mascots unveiled at ceremony

TOKYO (AP) — The official mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics were unveiled at a ceremony in downtown Tokyo on Sunday. The mascot for the Olympics is named Miraitowa while the...

Heat wave has Tokyo residents concerned about Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — A deadly heat wave in Japan this week has many residents in the Japanese capital questioning the wisdom of staging the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in July and August. Rescuers i...

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World Cup digest moves separately. TOP STORIES: TEN--WIMBLEDON LONDON — Angelique Kerber reached her second Wimbledon final by playing steady, mis...

Heat is on Tokyo 2020 organizers to combat high temperatures

TOKYO (AP) — The head of an IOC inspection team says organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will explore all options to combat the extreme summer heat that will likely prevail in the Japanese capital d...

Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay to start in Fukushima

TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics say the torch relay will start in Fukushima, an area hit by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. The route was approv...

Final venues set for Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Paralympics

TOKYO (AP) — All venues for Tokyo's Olympics and Paralympics in 2020 have been set with the approval of the sites for soccer matches. Tokyo organizers say soccer will be played at se...