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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...

Video shows canoe crew successfully complete voyage from Taiwan to Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A team of Taiwanese and Japanese researchers who set out on a voyage by dugout canoe on Sunday (July 7) to test a theory that ancient Taiwanese people migrated to southern Japa...

Team to paddle from Taiwan to Japan in wooden dugout canoe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After failing to reach Japan on bamboo rafts last year, researchers behind a Taiwan-Japan project to explore a sea route between Taiwan and Okinawa that may have been traveled ...

Fleet of water scooters departs Taiwan on friendship trip to Japan

A fleet of water scooters set off from Taiwan Thursday on a 10-hour ride to Japan for an international friendship exchange program. The 47 water scooters, escorted by three supply yachts, sped off ...

Taiwan to benefit from Japan’s move to boost island defense capabilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japan is poised to boost its defense capabilities with the inauguration of multiple military bases on the Nansei Islands, a chain of Japanese islands that stretches southw...

In response to Chinese incursions, Japan plans new radar system in western Pacific

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With Chinese incursions into the western Pacific ocean on the rise, the Japanese Ministry of Defense has decided establish a long range radar system on one of its most eas...

Japanese Emperor, Empress visit Yonaguni island, 110 km from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japanese Emperor Akihito and his wife, Empress Michiko, will visit the Japanese island of Yonaguni this afternoon. Yonaguni is the westernmost island of Japan, only...