Taiwanese electronics company Foxconn agrees to buy 60% of the Japanese Sharp Corporation for 389 billion yen ($3.5 billion).
The United States and Japan approve a plan for a joint military operation in response to a possible "Taiwan emergency". The operation would consist of deploying U.S. Marines on the Ryukyu Islands near Taiwan, while the Japan Self-Defense Forces would provide logistical support such as ammunition and fuel supplies.
Taiwan reports the largest ever incursion into its air defence identification zone by People's Liberation Army Air Force warplanes. The fleet of Chinese aircraft, including Xian H-6 strategic bombers and Shenyang J-16 fighter jets, flew south of the island over the Bashi Channel, according to a statement from Taiwan's Defence Ministry.
Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn announces that the company is reconsidering their plan to manufacture LCD panels in a promised Wisconsin plant because of a changed global marketplace, and the high cost of United States labor. Foxconn said, earlier in January, that it still planned to create 13,000 jobs in Wisconsin. The State of Wisconsin pledged subsidies worth more than $3bn.
Japan and Taiwan sign an agreement over fishing rights around the Senkaku Islands. China voices "extreme concerns" over the deal. [https:--www.bbc.co.uk-news-world-asia-china-22092853 (BBC)] [http:--www3.nhk.or.jp-nhkworld-english-news-20130410_36.html (NHK World)]date=August 2019
President of Taiwan Ma Ying-jeou praises the flotilla of fishermen that sailed to waters around Senkaku Islands earlier in the week in order to assert Taiwan's territorial claim. [http:--www3.nhk.or.jp-daily-english-20120927_24.html (NHK World)]date=August 2019
A small amount of radiation is found on vegetables exported from Japan to Taiwan but the amount is too small to harm human health. [http:--www.theguardian.pe.ca-Canada---World-Business-2011-03-20-article-2347183-Taiwan-says-radiation-detected-on-batch-of-Japanese-peas,-but-levels-not-harmful-1 (Canadian Press via "Prince Edward Island Guardian")]date=August 2019