Sep 19, 2014

Ex-Taiwan President Lee leaves for Japan vacation

Former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui left for Japan on Friday for a seven-day vacation that will take him to several parts of the country. Accompanied by his wife and two daughters, Lee, who was to arrive at Kansai International Airport, is due to attend ...

Sep 12, 2014

Taiwan says unsafe 'gutter oil' products did not enter Japan

Japan did not import any products made with the “gutter oil” raising growing concern about food safety in Taiwan, the island’s health authorities said Friday. Food and Drug Administration Deputy Director-General Chiang Yu-mei said 14 food items made with so-called gutter oil have been ...

Aug 10, 2014

Japan falls to 0-2 in William Jones Cup

by Ed Odeven

The Japan men’s national basketball team dropped its first two games at the 36th annual William Jones Cup tournament in Taipei over the weekend. On Sunday, Iran put on a rebounding clinic (65-22 edge) and defeated Japan 79-72 in overtime. NBA hopeful Yuki Togashi ...

Taiwan explosions probe focuses on petrochemical firm

Aug 2, 2014

Taiwan explosions probe focuses on petrochemical firm

Authorities in Taiwan’s second-biggest city were focusing on a petrochemical firm Saturday in their investigation into a series of gas pipeline explosions that killed 27 people and injured 267. Five blasts tore through four streets in the city of Kaohsiung starting at around midnight ...

Aug 1, 2014

Taiwan to put near-completed nuclear plant on hold

Taiwan’s government said Thursday it would seal off a nuclear power plant under construction that has been criticized by the public as unsafe, pending a referendum on its future. Deputy economic affairs minister Woody Duh said maintenance fees could reach 4 billion New Taiwan ...

Powerful Taiwan gas explosions kill 24, injure 271

Aug 1, 2014

Powerful Taiwan gas explosions kill 24, injure 271

At least 24 people were killed and 271 others injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan’s second-largest city overnight, hurling concrete through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday. The series of explosions about midnight Thursday and ...

Jul 29, 2014

Taiwan first lady resumes Japan visit after museum flap

Taiwan’s first lady will resume a rare visit to Japan that was postponed after a diplomatic row over posters for an exhibition of loaned treasured artefacts, officials said Monday. Chow Mei-ching, wife of President Ma Ying-jeou, was set to attend the opening of an ...

Foreign experts inspect Taiwan plane crash site

Jul 26, 2014

Foreign experts inspect Taiwan plane crash site

International experts were examining the site of the fatal TransAsia Airways crash in Taiwan on Saturday as new evidence surfaced that the plane may have collided with nearby trees before plunging to the ground. Seven French and one Canadian expert representing France’s Bureau of ...