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Groups work to preserve Japanese colonial architecture in Taipei

Oct 5, 2016

Groups work to preserve Japanese colonial architecture in Taipei

Toward the end of World War II, Japanese authorities in Taiwan began to prepare for a possible invasion the United States, which would have included a blockade of the island's ports and isolation of major population centers from sources of essential supplies. Among these preparations ...

Japan's lighthouse legacy lives on in Taiwan

Sep 14, 2016

Japan's lighthouse legacy lives on in Taiwan

In the summer of 1867, the American merchant vessel Rover, sailing north from southern China's Guangdong Province, lost its way during a storm, drifted into waters off the southern coast of Taiwan, struck a reef, and sank. While the captain and crew of the ship ...

Beijing aside, Tsai presidency looks to draw Taipei closer to Tokyo

/ Jun 8, 2016

Beijing aside, Tsai presidency looks to draw Taipei closer to Tokyo

Taiwan's new president, Tsai Ing-wen, has appointed two high-ranking members of her party to handle the island's relations with Japan. Former Premier Frank Hsieh will serve as Taiwan's de facto ambassador to Japan, the Presidential Office announced last Friday, while former Presidential Office Secretary-General Chiou ...

Lost cranes find sanctuary in Taiwan, Japan

Feb 13, 2016

Lost cranes find sanctuary in Taiwan, Japan

Just over a month ago, commuters emerging from a busy subway station in Taipei were greeted by a strange sight: a rare Siberian crane standing on the sidewalk, apparently quite comfortable with the crowd it was attracting. Only 4,000 such cranes, also known as snow ...