Jan 17, 2014

Japan owns Senkakus: Taiwan's Lee

Former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui repeated Thursday that the Senkaku Islands belong to Japan. The islets are “Japanese territory based on international law,” Lee, 91, said in a speech to Japanese employees at a Taipei hotel. The uninhabited islets long administered by Japan in ...

Jan 7, 2014

Anti-nuclear groups urge Taiwanese to join reactor makers lawsuit

Two Japanese anti-nuclear groups urged Taiwanese on Tuesday to join their international campaign seeking to abolish a law in Japan that exempts suppliers of nuclear plant equipment from legal responsibilities for accidents. Members of No Nukes Asia Actions and No Nukes Asia Forum told ...

Taiwan unveils baby panda to public

Jan 6, 2014

Taiwan unveils baby panda to public

A 6-month old giant panda was unveiled to her adoring public in Taiwan on Monday, as long lines of children of all ages queued up at the Taipei zoo to see the cub cavorting around her cage with an understandably protective mother. Yuan Zai’s ...

Taiwan welcomes Japanese woman as 8 millionth visitor

Jan 2, 2014

Taiwan welcomes Japanese woman as 8 millionth visitor

Taiwan on Thursday welcomed a Japanese woman as the island’s 8 millionth visitor for 2013, showering her with gifts. Aya Omote, a 32-year-old newlywed from Niigata Prefecture, said she was surprised to learn of the news upon her arrival at Taoyuan International Airport on ...

Macau casino giant eyes Japan foray

Nov 19, 2013

Macau casino giant eyes Japan foray

by Vinicy Chan

Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd., the Macau casino operator that made Lui Che-woo Asia’s third-richest man, plans to invest in China’s Hengqin Island and will consider investing at least $5 billion in Japan and Taiwan if allowed. Macau’s second-largest casino operator would consider spending at ...

Bird flu strain infects human for first time

Nov 14, 2013

Bird flu strain infects human for first time

A strain of bird flu that scientists thought could not infect people has shown up in a Taiwanese woman, a nasty surprise that shows scientists must do more to spot worrisome flu strains before they ignite a global outbreak, doctors say. On a more ...