Ticket sales strong 100 days out from Rugby World Cup

TOKYO (AP) — Organizers have marked 100 days to go before the opening of the Rugby World Cup by saying the challenges of staging the sport's showpiece event in a non-traditional rugby nation have larg...

Japan struggles to convince older people to stop driving

With his head bowed and in a voice that was breaking with emotion, the husband of Mana Matsunaga and the father of their daughter, 3-year-old Riko, reignited the debate in Japan about old people getti...

Japan tests new Shinkansen bullet train prototype

Japan's JR-EAST rail company unveiled a next-generation Shinkansen bullet train codenamed ALFA-X on Thursday. The company said the €82 million ($91 million) 10-car train, which was completed ...

Japan tests new Shinkansen bullet train prototype

Japan's JR East Railway Company unveiled a next-generation Shinkansen bullet train codenamed ALFA-X on Thursday. The company said the €82 million ($91 million) 10-car train, which was complet...

Japanese private firm sends first rocket into space

The unmanned rocket named MOMO-3 took off Saturday from a test site in Taiki on the northern Japanese island of Hokkiado. Japanese aerospace startup Interstellar Technology said its 10-meter (32-foot...

Regent Taipei & Regent Galleria presents the largest, sweetest and most luxurious dessert fair ever

Regent Taipei and Regent Galleria presents the Regent Sweet Street, bringing in twelve premium dessert brands hailing from New York, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Taipei, for guests to dine-in or takeaw...

Three new 2 star restaurants in the MICHELIN Guide Taipei 2019

The MICHELIN Guide Taipei 2019 is launched today and in this second edition of the Taipei Guide, three new 2 star restaurants and four new 1 star restaurants are added to the selection. A completel...

Japan’s pivotal local elections will impact national politics

ADELAIDE (East Asia Forum) -- In Japan’s forthcoming quadrennial unified local elections there will be 1000 separate elections. More than 230 political heads, such as prefectural governors and c...

Taiwan-Japan indigenous handicraft show kicks off in New Taipei

The third annual Taiwan-Japan indigenous handicraft exhibition kicked off March 21 in New Taipei City, underscoring government efforts to strengthen cultural exchanges between local tribes and oversea...

Pothole in runway delays 121 flights at Taiwan's Taoyuan Airport

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport's south runway reopened Sunday after a pothole was discovered the previous day, causing delays to 121 flights. The flights were delayed by an average of 52 ...

Tigerair Taiwan passengers stuck on flight from Japan for one hour after landing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - After its return from the Japanese island of Hokkaido, a Tigerair Taiwan flight was stuck on the tarmac at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport for one hour unable to let passen...

Strong quake hits Japan's northernmost main island Hokkaido

TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake has hit Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido, but there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The quake shook a wide area of the so...

Large number of overseas fans expected at Rugby World Cup

TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of the Rugby World Cup in Japan say the number of foreign visitors expected at this year's tournament has far exceeded expectations. Speaking at the Foreign P...

Sunwolves prepare for Super Rugby season with higher purpose

TOKYO (AP) — With the Rugby World Cup looming, there's a renewed sense of urgency for the Sunwolves as the Japan-based club prepares for its fourth season in Super Rugby. The Sunwolv...

Truck hits bus with Taiwanese tourists in Hokkaido, Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A truck hit a bus carrying 31 Taiwanese tourists and their guide on the Japanese island of Hokkaido Wednesday, but none of them was injured. All passengers had been wearing s...