Taiwan welcomes record 2 million Japanese tourists in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan saw a record high of 11.84 million individuals visiting Taiwan in 2019, including a record number of visitors from Japan. According to statistics released by the...

Taiwan welcomes year's 2-millionth Japanese visitor

The number of Japanese tourists visiting Taiwan in a single year broke the 2 million mark for the first time Monday (Dec. 9), with the lucky 2-millionth arrival feted with various gifts from the Touri...

Taiwan tourism revenue soars to new high in Q2

Taipei (CNA) Taiwan's tourism revenue reached a quarterly record of US$3.96 billion in the second quarter of the year, the country's central bank reported Tuesday. Bank officials attributed...

Fewer Chinese tourists make Taiwan more attractive to Japanese travelers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Aug. 1, the Chinese government announced that it would be suspending all individual permits for travel to Taiwan, forcing Chinese citizens hoping to visit the country t...

Taiwan ranked 10th for foreign travel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Taiwan is ranked in the top 10 for the number of nationals visiting overseas destinations, according to Mastercard’s 2018 Global Destination Cities Index, Liberty Tim...

Three Taiwanese specialties fascinate the Japanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has become a popular destination for tourists from Japan, and three of its offerigns are of particular interest to Japanese. According to Rakuten Market (樂天市場), ...

Despite EVA strike, airline's new route to Matsuyama in Japan's Shikoku still on track

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In the midst of an ongoing strike by EVA Air flight attendants, the airline is still planning to begin its new flight route to Matsuyama Airport (松山空港) in the Japanese pre...

Taiwan’s Tainan graces cover of Japan magazine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tainan’s growing popularity in Japan is shown by yet another Japanese fashion magazine featuring the Taiwan city in its latest issue, less than a month after a cover...

Japanese tourists visiting Taiwan spike over extended Golden Week break

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Tuesday, April 30, the Emperor of Japan, Akihito, abdicated the Chrysanthemum Throne to the crown prince Naruhito, bringing an end to the Heisei era. To mark the occ...

Japanese travel writer finds her passion promoting tourism to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japanese blogger Ishii Mikiko (石井三紀子) has been living in Taiwan for over eight years. Through her website about travel and food in Taiwan, she has been promoting tourism i...

Hawaii eyes tourism jump from Japan's longer 'Golden Week'

HONOLULU (AP) — The tourism industry in Hawaii is anticipating a boost from a stretch of Japanese holidays known as "Golden Week" that has been extended this year. The four national ...

Japanese tourist dies in Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A 71-year-old Japanese national died in a hostel in Kaohsiung while traveling in Taiwan, police said Thursday. Two other hostel guests called the police after discovering the Japane...

Nepal, Japan agree to resume commercial flights

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Japan and Nepal have agreed to allow state-run Nepal Airlines to resume flights between the two Asian nations. The agreement was signed Wednesday at the begin...

Explore Taiwan's colonial history in Hualien with a stay at an authentic Japanese Ryokan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Hualien County may not be the first place most tourists think of when they think of Taiwan’s colonial past under the Japanese. Most probably think ...

North Korea mass games a hit, get extended run in Pyongyang

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea has extended the run of its iconic mass games, which it revived last month to mark the country's 70th birthday. Despite a travel ban blockin...