Spat over WWII brothels shows Japan's trouble facing past

TOKYO (AP) — A journalist close to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has defended her view that South Korean women who were sent into Japanese WWII military brothels were not sex slaves, accusing a liberal-le...

Japanese 'rising sun' flag stirs controversy ahead of naval event in S. Korea

Update: Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m. Japan has announced it will not attend the fleet review next week in South Korea. The article has been amended to reflect this update.  TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --&n...

Japan city snubs San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mayor of Osaka, Japan, says he's ending a six-decade "sister city" relationship with San Francisco to protest a statue honoring women forced to have sex with Japanese soldiers...

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-Ch...

Taiwanese protest comfort woman statue kick in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In response to a Japanese member of a comfort women denier group kicking a comfort women memorial statue in Tainan City on Sept. 6, dozens of Taiwanese protested outside t...

Video shows Japanese nationalist kick comfort woman statue in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Less than a month after statue dedicated to Taiwanese “comfort women” of World War II was unveiled in Tainan, surveillance video footage has emerged of a ...

Japan-Taiwan Exchange Assoc. says Comfort woman statue in Tainan 'regrettable'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After a statue dedicated to the Taiwanese “comfort women” of World War 2 was unveiled in Tainan on Tuesday, Aug. 14, the de facto Japanese Embassy in Taiw...

Taiwan still pushing Japan on 'comfort women' issue: MOFA

Taiwan is still pushing Japan to face the "comfort women" issue, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Wednesday, although it said that the unveiling of the country's first "c...

Protest in Taipei calls for Japanese recognition of comfort women

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A protest was held outside Japan's representative office in Taipei on August 14, to mark International Memorial Day for Comfort Women and to call for an apology and co...

Why Taiwan should prioritize closer ties with Japan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) is a curious figure in Taiwan’s black and white political scene.  A former Chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT) and President o...

Scholar criticizes Japanese media's lack of coverage of Taiwan affairs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Japanese scholar published an article via the country’s leading newspaper Sankei Shimbun, urging the Japanese media to increase its reportage of&nbs...

Sex slave issue: South Korean leader Moon criticizes Japan

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president has criticized Japan's insistence that the issue of women forced to provide sex for Japanese troops in World War II has been settled. ...

Saying 'Me Too' in Japan has risk of being bashed, ignored

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese women who say "Me too" do so at their own risk. Online comments accused Rika Shiiki of lying and being a publicity hound when she tweeted that she lost business...

Japanese PM Abe to attend opening ceremony in Pyeongchang

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to attend the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Olympics next month. Speaking to reporters in Tokyo on Wednesday, Abe said he ...

Taipei old marketplace and townhouse awarded for best urban regeneration projects

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2017 Building Renovation Award was given on Friday to a cultural venue which was a public market during the Japanese colonial period and a museum that used to be an or...