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Chinese research ship detected near Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese research ship was recently spotted in waters near Taiwan. The Chinese scientific expedition vessel “Experiment No. 1" entered the Bashi Channel fro...

US, Japan in talks to store munitions near Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. and Japan are in talks to stockpile munitions in each other's military facilities all over Japan, including on islands near Taiwan, in preparation for potenti...

Japan's military, among world's strongest, looks to build

ENIWA, Japan (AP) — Dozens of tanks and soldiers fired explosives and machine guns in drills Monday on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, a main stronghold for a nation that is perhaps the world's l...

Abe warns China not to misjudge Taiwan Strait situation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo said on Wednesday (Dec. 1) that Japan will not accept a military invasion of Taiwan and warned Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) th...

Japanese media: Chinese ships simulated landing east of Taiwan in mid-November

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Chinese naval vessels simulated a landing attack against Taiwan in mid-November in an area just 111 kilometers east of the country, Japan’s Sankei Shimbun report...

Butterfly released in Japan flies 2,277 km to Taiwan's Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A blue tiger butterfly released in Japan’s Toyama Prefecture on Sept. 25 was captured in Taiwan’s outlying island county of Penghu after flying over 2,277 kilo...

Japan to deploy electronic warfare unit on island to monitor Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan’s Ministry of Defense (MOD) plans to deploy an additional electronic warfare unit on Yonaguni Island in Okinawa Prefecture by the end of 2023. The Okinawa T...

In Japan's Okinawa, ruling party's tough China stance helps win young voters

OKINAWA, Japan, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Aiko Shimajiri fist-bumps supporters as she walks into a rally at a bullring in Okinawa's gritty Uruma city, the former minister in Japan's ruling party reli...

Japan's defense minister reiterates importance of Taiwan Strait in CNN interview

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan’s Minister of Defense Kishi Nobuo has reiterated the importance of the Taiwan Strait to his country in an exclusive interview with CNN and said that Japan will...

Military expert cautions Taiwan to address China's regional military maneuvers carefully

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a Japanese military report pointing out that China is dispatching multiple ships off Taiwan’s east coast, Taiwanese military expert Lu Li-shi (呂禮詩) has sai...

Chinese warship on 24-hour standby in waters east of Taiwan: Sankei Shimbun

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese media on Monday (Aug. 30) reported that a Chinese warship is being deployed 24-hours a day in the waters between Yonaguni Island and northeast Taiwan. On Monda...

Japan to deploy missiles 300 km off coast of Taiwan in 2022 to deter China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan's defense ministry is reportedly planning to deploy missile units on an island 300 kilometers off the coast of Taiwan in an effort to counter China's growing...

Taiwanese, Japanese warships track Chinese frigate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese and Japanese warships reportedly teamed up Saturday (May 1) to shadow a Chinese frigate sailing near their respective countries' waters. On Saturday, the ...

EVA Air flight draws thumbs-up sign on Taiwan map

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An EVA Air pilot flew a route that formed a thumbs-up sign on a map to show his support for medical staff battling the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, reports said ...

Taiwan's Hualien City forges friendship ties with Japan's Morioka City

Hualien City in eastern Taiwan and Morioka, the capital of Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, signed an agreement Sunday on establishing friendship relations. Hualien Mayor Wei Chia-hsien (魏嘉賢) si...