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World Dream sets sail from Kaohsiung, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – World Dream, a luxury cruise ship operated by Genting Cruise Lines, set sail from the Port of Kaohsiung Monday (July 1) on the first of three voyages that are expected to ...

Japanese woman whose lost camera was found in Taiwan attends school graduation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Japanese woman who lost her camera in the ocean south of Japan for it to be found by children on an Yilan County beach three years later fulfilled her promise to atten...

Kaohsiung mayor allegedly gave NT$4 million of TAPMC funds as travel money to cronies, wife

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A report has surfaced today alleging that itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor and full-time presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) skimmed over NT$4 million (US$128,000) in surplus reve...

Fleet of water scooters departs Taiwan on friendship trip to Japan

A fleet of water scooters set off from Taiwan Thursday on a 10-hour ride to Japan for an international friendship exchange program. The 47 water scooters, escorted by three supply yachts, sped off ...

Japan to deploy Type 12 anti-ship missiles to remote southwestern islands by 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan will deploy Type 12 anti-ship missiles on Miyako Island and Ishigaki Island by 2023 to combat China’s encroachment upon its territorial waters, according to da...

Taiwan to benefit from Japan’s move to boost island defense capabilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japan is poised to boost its defense capabilities with the inauguration of multiple military bases on the Nansei Islands, a chain of Japanese islands that stretches southw...

Taiwan’s Port of Hualien welcomes this year’s first international cruise ship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Port of Hualien in eastern Taiwan on Monday welcomed Westerdam, the first international cruise ship to call at the harbor this year. Taiwan International Ports Corporati...

Dream Cruises announces new itineraries for Taiwan in March and July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Dream Cruises announced new itineraries for two of its ships for this summer. The cruise ships will be traveling from the Port of Keelung (基隆) in Taiwan to destinations...

Japan Airlines pilot 10 times over alcohol limit

A pilot for Japan's national carrier Japan Airlines (JAL) was arrested shortly ahead of his flight after being found to be almost ten times over the limit, police said on Thursday. A spokesman fo...

Cult members hanged for Tokyo subway attack, other crimes

TOKYO (AP) — Thirteen members of the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult were hanged this month for crimes committed in the 1990s, culminating in sarin nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway that killed 13 peop...

Hehuanshan first park in Taiwan to apply for Dark Sky Park status

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Central Taiwan's Nantou County Government yesterday (June 21) announced that it will submit a formal application to the International Dark Sky Association to have Hehuansha...

Luxury cruise ship l'Austral docks at Hualien Port in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—French luxury cruise ship l'Austral docked at Hualien Port early Thursday morning, and the port management welcomed the international guests with Electric-Techno Neon Go...

Taiwanese school children set sail from eastern Taiwan for Japan's Ishigaki Island

TAIPEI (CNA) -- School children from an elementary school in Yilan, recently in the news after finding a camera lost by a Japanese student two years ago, set out in a sail boat from the county's S...

Okinawa tourism outpaced Hawaii for the first time ever in 2017

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tourism in East Asia is booming, and Okinawa is making serious progress towards becoming a top tourist destination in the region. In 2017, for the first time ever, tour...

Japanese woman whose lost camera was found in Taiwan visiting school today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Japanese woman, whose long-lost camera was suddenly discovered by Taiwanese school children on a beach in Yilan, is visiting with elementary students who found it today. ...