Fishery talks add new wrinkle to Senkaku row

Dec 6, 2012

Fishery talks add new wrinkle to Senkaku row

Japan and Taiwan recently reopened fishery talks stalled in February 2009 due to rising tensions over control of the Senkaku Islands. Known as Tiaoyutai in Taiwan and Diaoyu in China, disputes over sovereignty over the Japan-held islets, the potential oil reserves beneath them and ...

Nov 8, 2012

Crises strengthen Japan-Taiwan ties

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou had two things to brag about in his National Day address last month: One was a landmark trade pact signed in June 2010 with China, the island’s largest trading partner, while the other was significantly improved relations with its second-largest ...

Taiwan, Japan share atomic power dilemma

Apr 11, 2012

Taiwan, Japan share atomic power dilemma

A year after the triple meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, Taiwan finds itself, like many countries around the world, having to make a difficult choice between retreating from nuclear energy or committing further to it. Yet no other country faces quite ...

May 21, 2011

Intricate bonds behind Taiwan aid

Taiwan, a country of 23 million people, has to date pledged approximately 5.9 billion New Taiwan dollars (about ¥16.7 billion) in relief funds following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan on March 11. By comparison, South Korea’s 49 million people have ...