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For Ko Shu-Ling's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Curiosity is prizewinning researcher's driving force

Jun 29, 2015

Curiosity is prizewinning researcher's driving force

The Japanese co-winner of the first Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science last year said Monday that curiosity is the key driving force behind his success, an element he said is important in scientific research. Tasuku Honjo, an immunology and genomic medicine professor at Kyoto ...

Kyushu entrepreneur hoping to tap Taiwan's hunger for pancakes

Jan 28, 2015

Kyushu entrepreneur hoping to tap Taiwan's hunger for pancakes

A branch of the Kyushu Pancake Cafe opened in Taipei on Monday, as the Japanese business ventures into the highly competitive yet lucrative Taiwanese market. Speaking at the ribbon-cutting ceremony in Taipei, Koji Muraoka, founder of Ippei Co., which operates the Pancake Cafe business ...

Museums to display Taiwan's treasures

Jun 17, 2014

Museums to display Taiwan's treasures

Japan will host two exhibits of more than 200 artifacts from Taiwan’s National Palace Museum, regarded by many as having the foremost collection of Chinese antiquities in the world. The exhibits, which will run from June until November, will be the first of their ...

Taiwanese kamikaze looks back

May 15, 2014

Taiwanese kamikaze looks back

Toward the end of World War II, following a series of military defeats, and faced with a rapidly deteriorating ability to defend the homeland, Japan began launching aerial suicide attacks on Allied forces in the Pacific. These were called kamikaze attacks, which had a ...

Japan turtle finds haven in Taiwan

Apr 9, 2014

Japan turtle finds haven in Taiwan

In late January, Cheng I-Jiunn, a marine biology professor at the National Taiwan Ocean University, got a call telling him a green sea turtle incidentally captured in the northeastern part of the island desperately needed medical attention. A titanium tag installed on the turtle ...

China to mar visit, activist Chen fears

Jun 28, 2013

China to mar visit, activist Chen fears

Prominent Chinese human rights advocate Chen Guangcheng, who has lived in the United States since leaving China last year, said he expects China will try to interfere with his planned trip to Japan. “There is no doubt that an authoritarian regime exerts pressure, but ...

Taiwan fisheries pact frustrates both sides

Jun 13, 2013

Taiwan fisheries pact frustrates both sides

One would have thought that Taiwanese and Japanese fishermen would have been content after their two governments signed a landmark fisheries pact two months ago, following years of on and off negotiations on fishing near the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. ...