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Rescuers prepare supplies before entering Taroko National Park after an earthquake in Hualien, Taiwan.
Apr 5, 2024
Local governments in Japan move to support quake-hit Taiwan
Areas in Japan hit by previous disasters are aiming to offer support for Taiwan.
Taiwan President-elect Lai Ching-te (center) poses with Japanese House of Councilors members Tsuneo Kitamura (left) and Iwao Horii in Taipei on Monday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 20, 2024
Taiwan's President-elect Lai Ching-te thanks Japan for TSMC support
As part of efforts to promote domestic chip production, Japan will provide up to ¥476 billion in subsidies toward TSMC's first factory in the nation.
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike (left) and Taipei Mayor Chiang Wan-an hold talks in Taipei on Wednesday.
Feb 7, 2024
Tokyo governor and Taipei mayor agree on urban governance cooperation
China expressed strong opposition to the Tokyo governor's visit to Taipei.
Keiji Furuya (left), head of a Japanese group of lawmakers promoting Japan-Taiwan relations, meets with Taiwanese President-elect Lai Ching-te of the Democratic Progressive Party in Taipei on Sunday.
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jan 15, 2024
Japan finds ally in new Taiwan president-elect amid fears of war
Lai Ching-te signaled he will deepen cooperation with Japan by meeting with Tokyo’s de facto ambassador and a Japanese lawmaker just a day after the election.
A woman holding an umbrella walks near a fluttering Taiwanese flag outside the Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall in Taipei in November.
Dec 25, 2023
What’s at stake in Taiwan’s January presidential election?
Depending on the outcome, the closely watched vote could have markedly different security and economic implications for the entire region.
A contingency in the event that China invades Taiwan is emerging as a key focus in Japan’s new defense policy.
Dec 17, 2023
Will Japan intervene in a Taiwan contingency? It depends.
If Taiwan puts up a fight against a Chinese invasion, it would likely engender a U.S. intervention that would not be possible without Japan’s assistance.
Morris Chang, the founder of semiconductor giant TSMC and Taiwan's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit envoy, attends a news conference during the summit in San Francisco on Friday.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 18, 2023
Kishida seeks closer ties with Taiwan and cross-strait peace
Japanese leader Fumio Kishida met with TSMC founder Morris Chang, the self-ruled island's representative to the APEC multilateral forum, on Friday.
The Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. headquarters in Taiwan
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 31, 2023
Taiwan's Powerchip chooses Miyagi Prefecture for $5.4 billion fab
The fab will manufacture chips in the 28-nanometer, 40-nm and 55-nm categories with a planned monthly output of 40,000 wafers, the two companies said.
Koichi Hagiuda, Liberal Democratic Party's policy chief, is on a three-day visit to Taiwan from Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 10, 2023
Ruling party executive Koichi Hagiuda visits Taiwan
Hagiuda hopes to hold talks with Taiwanese officials, including President Tsai Ing-wen, during the visit.
Koichi Hagiuda (right) will join Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen at an event to commemorate the 1911 Chinese Revolution during a visit to Taiwan next week.
Oct 6, 2023
LDP heavyweight Koichi Hagiuda to visit Taiwan from Monday
With China stepping up military pressure on Taiwan, the LDP hopes that visits by party executives and others will help strengthen Japan-Taiwan ties.
Treated radioactive water flows into an undersea tunnel at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on Aug. 24 after diluted with seawater.
Sep 27, 2023
Over 60% of Taiwanese worried about Fukushima water release: poll
Several Taiwanese groups have voiced opposition to the discharge, but there have not been large-scale protests or calls to avoid eating Japanese seafood.
New Defense Minister Minoru Kihara speaks during his first news conference since taking up his post at the Defense Ministry on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 16, 2023
Japan's new defense chief quits as pro-Taiwan group senior member
Minoru Kihara quit before he officially became defense chief on Wednesday in a Cabinet reshuffle so that he could "devote" himself to his new duties.
An official explains the National Defense Report at the Ministry of National Defense in Taipei on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 12, 2023
Japan elevates Taiwan security ties in move likely to rile China
The defense ministry said it would only pursue "nongovernmental" ties with Taipei.
Ariel Ling-chun Liu (left) and Masahiro Shibaguchi on Aug. 16 in Taipei, where they registered their marriage.
JAPAN / Society
Aug 22, 2023
Gay assemblyman calls for Japan to accept same-sex marriage
Japan remains the only Group of Seven nation that does not recognize same-sex marriage.
Taro Aso, a former prime minister and current vice president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, speaks during the Ketagalan Forum in Taipei on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 8, 2023
Taiwan situation ‘tilting toward emergency,’ former Japan PM says
Taro Aso said this shift was “definitely not out of the blue” but was now “more evident,” pointing to military exercises by China around Taiwan.
During his planned three-day trip to Taiwan through Wednesday, Taro Aso plans to hold separate meetings Tuesday with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and Vice President Lai Ching-te.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 4, 2023
Ex-Prime Minister Taro Aso to visit Taiwan next week
Aso, 82, will be the highest-ranking LDP member to visit Taiwan since Tokyo switched diplomatic ties from Taipei to Beijing in 1972.
Nippon Ishin no Kai leader Nobuyuki Baba (left) meets with Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen (right) in Taipei on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 3, 2023
Japan opposition leader vows aid for boosting Taiwan's deterrence
Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen said she hopes Nippon Ishin no Kai will continue to exert influence in the Japanese parliament.
Iwao Horii (second from left), a lawmaker from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, speaks during a meeting between the LDP and Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party in Tokyo on Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 28, 2023
Ruling parties of Japan and Taiwan agree to discuss regional issues
Members of the Liberal Democratic Party and Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party have exchanged views on economic security matters pertaining to critical goods, including semiconductors.
Akie Abe holds a news conference in Taipei on Monday.
Jul 20, 2023
Akie Abe wraps up Taiwan trip, continuing late husband's legacy
Akie Abe traveled to the self-ruled island to continue her husbands legacy of reorienting Japan’s policy toward Taiwan.
Japan Times
Jul 20, 2023
Akie Abe wraps up Taiwan trip, continuing late husband's legacy
Akie Abe traveled to the self-ruled island to continue her husbands legacy of reorienting Japan’s policy toward Taiwan.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on