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China reportedly has 4 warships deployed around Taiwan at all times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is deploying four warships at four locations around Taiwan "around the clock" as it seeks to prevent the U.S. from having the capability of dispatching for...

Japan's frontier islanders decry lack of plan to aid Taiwanese fleeing attack

YONAGUNI, Japan, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Sonkichi Sakihara recalls chancing upon some of the last refugees to arrive on Yonaguni: four men who had sailed more than 2,000 kilometres from Vietnam to reach Jap...

Japan would play major supportive role in Taiwan crisis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan would likely play a key role in a Taiwan Strait conflict, similar to Poland in the Ukraine war, former Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (SDF) three-star lieutenant ge...

Japanese island holds disaster drill in shadow of Taiwan threat

YONAGUNI, Japan (Reuters) — Japan on Sunday conducted a tsunami evacuation drill on its westernmost island, an exercise that could also help residents respond to an emergency arising from any at...

Taiwan admiral aiming for 4 submarines by 2027

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of Taiwan's Indigenous submarine program on Monday (Sept. 25) expressed hope that the country's first two domestically-built submarines will join the Navy...

Japan's Kishida taps pro-Taiwan politician as defense minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio on Wednesday (Sept. 13) appointed a new defense minister who is well-known for having a pro-Taiwan stance. With his support rating...

Japan scrambles jets to monitor Chinese bombers near Okinawa, drone near Taiwan

TOKYO, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Japan's defence ministry on Friday said it scrambled jet fighters to monitor Chinese air force bombers and drones flying near the country's southwestern Okinawa islan...

Japanese political leader Taro Aso calls for peace in the Taiwan Strait as Tokyo expands defense

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A senior Japanese politician advocated Tuesday for increasing his country's deterrence ability to ensure peace in the region, and called for that message to be clearly conveyed g...

Japan raises alarm over China's military, Russia ties and Taiwan tensions in new defense paper

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government stepped up its alarm over Chinese assertiveness, warning in a report issued Friday that the country faces its worst security threats since World War II as it plans...

Top Taiwan travel agent pessimistic about tourism plans for Japan island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A top travel agent voiced doubts Friday (July 7) about Legislative Speaker You Si-kun’s (游錫堃) plans to promote tourism between Taiwan and the Japanese island of Yona...

President Tsai seeks Japanese support for Taiwan's CPTPP membership

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Wednesday (July 5) called on Japan-ROC Diet Members' Consultative Council Chair Furuya Keiji and his delegation to support Taiwan&rsquo...

Taiwan legislative speaker travels by ferry to Japan’s Yonaguni

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) on Tuesday (July 4) traveled by ferry to the Japanese island of Yonaguni to promote bilateral tourism. The island, Japan’s mo...

Marking Battle of Okinawa anniversary, governor of southern Japanese islands urges diplomacy

TOKYO (AP) — The governor of Japan's southern prefecture of Okinawa marked the 78th anniversary of one of World War II's bloodiest battles Friday by calling for more diplomatic efforts toward peace, s...

ANALYSIS-Japan hopes to shore up Philippines' defence amid Taiwan conflict fears

Japan is preparing military aid for the Philippines to help secure sea approaches and safeguard Taiwan's western flank, officials say, deepening security ties that could bring Japanese forces back...

Legislative speaker backs ferry service between Taiwan and Japan’s Yonaguni

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan should launch a ferry service to the Japanese island of Yonaguni, Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) said Thursday (June 8). He announced on a radio show that ...