Mar 31, 2016

Japan urges Taiwan to relax restrictions on food imports

Japan's de facto embassy in Taiwan has urged the country to relax restrictions placed on food from certain prefectures after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. The Interchange Association, which is responsible for bilateral relations in the absence of diplomatic ties, said in a statement that ...

Crashed Taiwan plane hoisted from river; 26 confirmed dead

Feb 5, 2015

Crashed Taiwan plane hoisted from river; 26 confirmed dead

Rescuers used a crane to hoist the fuselage of a wrecked TransAsia Airways plane from a shallow river in Taiwan's capital late Wednesday as they searched into the night for 17 people missing in a crash that killed at least 26 others. Flight 235 with ...

The back story to Taiwan's treasures

Aug 7, 2014

The back story to Taiwan's treasures

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The artworks and objects on display at the Tokyo National Museum's latest show, "Treasured Masterpieces from the National Palace Museum, Taipei," have had something of checkered history. A large part of this was due to the efforts of the Japanese Imperial Army to get ...

China, Taiwan diplomats in highest-level talks thus far

/ Feb 10, 2014

China, Taiwan diplomats in highest-level talks thus far

Taiwan and China are holding their highest-level talks since splitting amid a civil war 65 years ago, hoping to further boost contacts and ease lingering tensions, even as political developments on the self-governing island swing away from Beijing's goal of eventual unification. Tuesday's discussions in ...

Japan's storied all-female Takarazuka theater troupe wows Taiwan

Apr 7, 2013

Japan's storied all-female Takarazuka theater troupe wows Taiwan

The Takarazuka musical theater troupe began a series of performances in Taiwan on Saturday, the all-female group's first show on the island since its formation in Hyogo Prefecture 99 years ago. All 24,000 seats have been sold out for the production, which runs through April ...