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Japan quake victims remembered at Taipei event
Victims of the devastating earthquake that struck off northeastern Japan March 11, 2011 were remembered at an annual memorial in Taipei on Friday, the fifth anniversary of the disaster, during which the Japanese organizers once again thanked Taiwan for post-disaster assistance.
 
Taiwan's high ratio of women elected to legislative office has impressed a senior U.S. official, who said this week that with Taiwan's lead in promoting women's rights, the newest project under the Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF) will focus on women's empowerment.
 
Taipei mayor to meet AIT chair during US visit
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je said on Saturday that he will hold talks with American Institute in Taiwan Chairman Raymond Burghardt during his upcoming visit to the United States.
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Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Saturday advised citizens against traveling to regions in Indonesia where terrorists are active, in light of a possible terrorist attack in the Southeast Asian country.
 
Taiwan has recently signed a mutual driver's license recognition agreement with the U.S. state of Massachusetts that allows the citizens of one side to obtain a driver's license from the other side without having to take a test, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Thursday.
 
Fishermen call on Japan not to restrict ROC rights
A representative of Taiwanese fishermen on Wednesday called on Japan not to restrict their rights to operate in overlapping waters in the East China Sea, as the two countries kicked off the latest round of bilateral fisheries talks in Taipei to discuss fishing regulations.
 
Germans hold the strongest passports, giving them visa-free access to 177 countries, while the Republic of China (Taiwan) is in 29th place, with visa-free access to 137 countries, according to a new index released Wednesday, March 2 by the British immigration and citizenship firm Henley & Partners.
 
Taiwan and Japan will engage in talks over fishing regulations in overlapping waters in the East China Sea, at a meeting between fisheries officials from both countries that will kick off today in Taipei, an official said on Tuesday, March 1.
 
A lawmaker on Monday urged the government to grant a visa to the Dalai Lama so that the Tibetan spiritual leader can visit Taiwan for a fourth time.
 
Australia and New Zealand's top envoys to Taiwan participated in a special fundraising event Thursday in Taipei, which involved sleeping on the floor in a cold room and having their electronic devices taken away to simulate homelessness.
 
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