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Tokyo governor tearful when paying respects to late Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike was overwhelmed on Wednesday (Aug. 5) when she paid tribute to former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) at a Taiwan Economic and Cultural Rep...

William Lai pays tribute on anniversary of Japanese engineer’s passing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former premier William Lai (賴清德) paid tribute to Japanese civil engineer Yoichi Hatta (八田與一), at Wushantou Reservoir in Tainan City on Wednesday morning (May 8), on the an...

Video shows pro-China protesters dump paint on Japan's de facto embassy in Taipei after comfort woman kick

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Video has surfaced showing the front entrance of the building, which houses the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association (JTEA), being doused in paint by members of a pro-Chinese unif...

Former Taipei City Councilor given 5 months in jail for beheading statue of Japanese engineer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On March 8 the Tainan District Court punished the culprit, former Taipei city counselor Lee Cheng-lung (李承龍) with a five month jail sentence for vandalizing a bronze statu...

Japanese Shinto shrine vandalized in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A historic Japanese Shinto shrine in Taipei has been vandalized and one of its Komainu (lion-dog, 狛犬) statues was stolen on Monday, in an apparent repeat of a recent pattern of...