Taiwan protests against Japan’s name change for disputed Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) expressed regret and lodged a strong protest with Japan after that country's new name for the disputed Diaoyutai Islands went in...

Taiwan activists sail to Diaoyutai Islands ahead of Japanese name change

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese activists set sail Wednesday (Sept. 30) for the Diaoyutai Islands as a name change approved by Japan was set to take effect the following day. The Japanese ci...

President Tsai reiterates Taiwan's sovereignty over Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) reiterated that the Diaoyu Islands is a part of Taiwanese territory during a press conference on Wednesday (June 24), saying that the governme...

KMT angered by Japan's Diaoyutai Islands name change

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ishigaki City Council in Japan's Okinawa Prefecture on Monday (June 22) approved legislation to change the administrative designation of the disputed Diaoyutai Isl...

Japan passes name change for Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan's Ishigaki City Council passed the proposal to change the administrative designation of the Diaoyutai Islands from Tonoshiro to Tonoshiro Senkaku on Monday (June...

E. Taiwan county councilor opposes Japanese name change for Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Yilan County Councilor Tsai Wen-i (蔡文益) said on Saturday (June 14) that if Japan insists on changing the name of the Diaoyutai Islands (釣魚臺島), immediate action will be tak...

E. Taiwan county council passes name change for Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Yilan County Council on Thursday (June 11) approved a motion to change the official name of the disputed Diaoyutai Islands to “Toucheng Diaoyutai”(頭城釣魚台) i...

Officials in E. Taiwan push to change name of Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Local officials in Yilan are calling for the government to change the name of Taiwan's Diaoyutai Islands to the Toucheng Diaoyutai Islands (頭城釣魚台) on Monday (June 8) t...

Taiwan legislative speaker calls for joint development of Diaoyutai Islands with Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) on Tuesday (June 9) called for Taiwan and Japan to put the Diaoyutai Islands dispute aside and to jointly develop the uninhabited arch...

Taiwan emphasizes claims over Diaoyutai despite Japan's planned name change

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Plans by the Japanese city of Ishigaki to change the official name of the uninhabited Diaoyutai Islands to “Tonoshiro Senkaku” (登野城尖閣) will not affect Taiwan&r...