17th-century Japanese dish falls to pieces at National Palace Museum’s Southern Branch

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A blue-and-white Japanese dish made about 350 years ago fell into three pieces while on loan to the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum (故宮博物院南部院區) in Chiayi Cou...

Taiwan’s Hidden Gem: Chen Ming-Kun’s Art of Iron Glazed Ceramics

The art of iron glazed ceramics, also known as Jian ware (建盏), originated from the Tang Dynasty, but reached its peak during the Song Dynasty when Japanese monk diplomats brought the techniq...

Met exhibit looks at Japan's fine craft of bamboo basketry

NEW YORK (AP) — Bamboo is getting attention these days as a versatile and sustainable material for housewares, so the timing is good for a Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit that explores Japan's anci...

Destination Montreal: A perfect family getaway

MONTREAL (AP) — We were looking for a fun, short family vacation, close enough to home that we could drive there, and far enough away that we could savor a bit of a different culture. ...

Ancient site discovery in Albania halts work on gas pipeline

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Work on building a massive gas pipeline through southeastern Europe has been suspended after the discovery of an ancient settlement in eastern Albania, the Trans Adriatic Pipeli...

Free half-day tours available for foreign passengers with 7- to 24-hour layovers in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Tourism Bureau is offering free half-day tours for transit or transfer passengers with 7- to 24-hour layovers, who have valid Taiwan travel visas or come from coun...

'American Watercolor' showcases masterpieces of movement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prior to the 1860s, creating art with watercolor was seen as the realm of women and children, illustrators and amateurs. Artists wanting to prove their mettle used the most prestig...

Verizon, Johnson & Johnson sink, Kimberly-Clark gains

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday: Johnson & Johnson, down $2.15 to $111.76 The giant health care company issued a lower...

Old Master Q creator and cartoonist has died at 93

Taipei (Taiwan News)--Old Master Q comic creator Alfonso Wong (Wang Jia-xi) has died of natural causes in the U.S. at the age of 93, according to a statement released by OMQ Z...

Like weddings, popping the question means a destination

NEW YORK (AP) — It's courtin' time and that still means going down on one knee for many proposers of marriage. Only now, more are choosing a special destination to do the asking. Tra...

PAN-based Carbon Fiber Segment is the Fastest-growing Segment with an Expected CAGR of over 7%: Technavio

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 14, 2016--According to the latest market study released by , the is expected to grow at a CAGR of close to 7% during the forecast period. This Smart New...

KYOCERA Optical Blood-Flow Sensor Is Among World's Smallest for Wearable Devices, Smartphones

KYOTO, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 14, 2016--Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) announced that it has developed one of the smallest known optical blood-flow sensors, which measures the volume ...

Expo 2020 Dubai Gives SMEs Opportunity to Take Big Share of 70 Product Licences in Giant Tender Offering

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 13, 2016--Expo 2020 Dubai unveiled plans to appoint 70 official licensees for a range of official retail products from next year, with around a third ...

KYOCERA Named Smartphone of Honda Racing Corp. for Dakar Rally 2017, Will Provide Ultra-Ruggedized Devices for Second Consecutive Year

KYOTO, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 12, 2016--Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) today announced that it will provide its TORQUE ® G02 ultra-ruggedized smartphone as the official smartphone for...

Increased Demand from Manufacturing and Construction Sector to Boost the Specialty Chemicals Market Through 2020, Reports Technavio

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 8, 2016--Technavio’s chemicals and materials research analysts have recently published numerous reports focusing on the booming specialty chemicals market. Technavio’s con...