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Dadaocheng spiritual tour gives food for the post-pandemic soul

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new walking tour is being held in Dadaocheng to showcase Taipei’s religious and cultural sites as well as traditional fine foods. The tour is being organized by...

The joyous variety in Taiwanese chosen names

Taiwan has a long, painful history with personal names. During the Japanese occupation, those who didn't take a Japanese name were discriminated against, while patriotic names were encouraged d...

Japan, US, South Korea reaffirm cooperation on North Korea

TOKYO (AP) — The United States, Japan and South Korea on Wednesday reaffirmed their commitment to work together on North Korea's denuclearization and other regional threats but made no progress in bri...

Myanmar forces kill scores in deadliest day since coup

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — As Myanmar’s military celebrated the annual Armed Forces Day holiday with a parade Saturday in the country’s capital, soldiers and police elsewhere killed scor...

Protests in Myanmar as junta chief marks Armed Forces Day

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The head of Myanmar’s junta on Saturday used the occasion of the country’s Armed Forces Day to try to justify the overthrow of the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, as pro...

3 Taipei hidden gems free to visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three soul-soothing hidden spots in Taipei are free to visit. The Taipei City Government's Department of Culture Affairs on Wednesday (March 24) recommended three l...

Hong Kong activists-in-exile launch magazine to carry torch of resistance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first magazine published by (overseas) Hongkongers for Hongkongers is now being distributed around the world. The name of the publication — 如水 Flow HK —...

Taiwan's comfort women museum shutters, pins hopes on new location

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's first museum memorializing "comfort women," or women who were forced into sexual servitude by Imperial Japan in the years leading up to and during W...

Taiwan could do with an actual national day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A country’s national day should be an opportunity for citizens to remember the past, reflect on the present, in order to better chart the future — unfortunatel...

Zhuilu Old Road in eastern Taiwan to close intermittently for maintenance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taroko National Park's Zhuilu Old Road, which is famous for a narrow pass chiseled out of a perpendicular cliff face 500 meters above the Liwu River valley, will close...

13 unexploded bombs found near popular diving spot in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Military divers on Tuesday (July 21) located 13 unexploded bombs off the coast of New Taipei City after a report from a local diver, and a "red-zone" has been es...

Restoration of historic Jukuiju Mansion in C. Taiwan completed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The restoration of Jukuiju Mansion (聚奎居), a Taichung City-designated historic site, has been completed, and the grounds will be open to tourists soon. The residence was...

Visit culturally rich Qingshui in C. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taichung City Government strongly recommends Qingshui (清水), a culturally rich district, as a day-trip destination for those looking for a little relaxation. Accordi...

C. Taiwan city transforms historic site into B&B amid tourism revival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As cities and counties in Taiwan scramble to revive their tourism and take advantage of travel subsidies offered by the government in the wake of the COVID-19 slowdown, Ta...

Guam residents compensated for war atrocities decades later

HAGATÑA, Guam (AP) — For Antonina Palomo Cross, Japan's occupation of Guam started with terror at church. The then-7-year-old was attending Catholic services with her family when the 1941 invasion beg...