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AIT deputy director named as Japan charge d'affaires

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Deputy Director Raymond Greene has been picked by the Biden administration to replace Joseph Young as the charge d’affaires at the...

Foreign Ministry thanks US, Japan for statement on peace in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Spokesperson Joanne Ou (歐江安) on Wednesday (March 17) expressed gratitude to the U.S. and Japan for their statement on the importance of ...

Taiwan defense minister praises US-Japan meeting as 'positive development'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the U.S. and Japan reaching a consensus on the importance of the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday (March 16), Taiwanese Minister of Defense Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) pra...

Biden tells Japan US will help defend disputed Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States is committed to defending the Japan-controlled Diaoyutai (Senkaku) Islands against China's claims, President Joe Biden told Japanese Prime Minister S...

Ezra Vogel, renowned Asia scholar and biographer, dies at 90

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A leading U.S. scholar on East Asia whose biography of Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping won acclaim and awards has died. Ezra F. Vogel was 90. Vogel died Sunday i...

US, Japan double down on cyberwarfare threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bilateral security treaty outlining Washington’s obligation to defend Japan could apply to cyberattacks, officials from the United States and Japan confirmed on Fr...

U.S. and Japan face tough trade talks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - After its trade disputes with China and the European Union, the United States is likely to focus on measures targeting Japan next, the Central News Agency reported Friday. Du...

Japan to deploy THAAD anti-missile system in Kagoshima Prefecture: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Japanese government intends to buy land on Mageshima in the southern Japanese prefecture of Kagoshima to install the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missil...

Japanese defense minister calls for peaceful talk and action between Taiwan and China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya said Japan wants to see a peaceful resolution of cross-strait tensions in a press conference on Wednesday. The minister was aske...

Taiwan and Northeast Asia representatives believe Trump's unpredictability their biggest hidden trouble

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Experts on Asia-Pacific relations from the U.S. indicate many leaders worry Trump’s unpredictability in foreign affairs is their biggest hidden trouble. The Natio...

Ex-Deputy Secretary of State Armitage proposes U.S.-Japan military unit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The United States and Japan should form a joint-mission military unit to counter the rising threat of China in the Taiwan Strait and the South China Sea, former U.S. Deputy Secr...

Caroline Kennedy boosted US-Japan ties as US ambassador

TOKYO (AP) — Caroline Kennedy stepped down Wednesday after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the U.S.-Japan relationship despite reg...

Caroline Kennedy leaves Japan after 3 years as US ambassador

TOKYO (AP) — Caroline Kennedy is stepping down Wednesday after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the U.S.-Japan relationship despite...

Japan's defense chief says alliance with US will endure

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's defense chief says she believes her country's alliance with the United States will endure in the Trump administration because it benefits both countries. Defense...