Japan steps up security in Kansai region ahead of G20 summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Travelers to Japan’s Kansai region should take heed of security measures that have been put in place by the Japanese government ahead of the G20 Osaka Summit that is...

Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs finds verdict about Kansai airport rumor hard to accept

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Saturday it found hard to accept a court decision not to fine a Taiwanese student for spreading false rumors about the situation of T...

Why fake news is having a major influence on Taiwan’s election

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- "The President of France has been assassinated," screamed out a LINE notification on my cell phone earlier this week. I was shocked and fumbled with my pin code to...

Kansai International Airport to close runway Sunday due to Typhoon Trami

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As Typhoon Trami (潭美) was approaching Japan, Kansai International Airport near Osaka would close its runway again Sunday, causing the cancellation of flights to and from Taiwan....

Osaka’s Kansai International Airport to return to normal services Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Beginning Friday September 21, airline services and ground transportation links at Kansai International Airport near Osaka, Japan, will return to normal for the first time...

Beijing-based PTT users spread fake Osaka airport bus story

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Professional Technology Temple (PTT), the most popular online bulletin board in Taiwan, has announced it is suspending applications for new accounts, after it has been discover...

Taiwan’s EVA Air to resume flights to Osaka on September 14

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – If conditions allow, Taiwan’s EVA Air will resume flights to and from Osaka’s Kansai International Airport in Japan this Friday, September 14, according to med...

Witnesses refute report stranded Taiwanese in Japan had to identify themselves as Chinese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Witnesses are refuting reports by Chinese state-run media outlets which had claimed yesterday that Taiwanese tourists stranded at Japan's Kansai International Airport due t...

Earthquake paralyzes Japan's northern island of Hokkaido

Japan mobilized 20,000 rescue workers on Hokkaido on Thursday after being wracked by a magnitude-6.7 earthquake just south of Sapporo, Hokkaido island's main city, and multiple aftershocks. NHK b...

Typhoon-damaged airport in Japan to partly reopen Friday

TOKYO (AP) — A major Japanese airport flooded by a typhoon will partially reopen Friday. Kyodo news agency said domestic flights at Kansai International Airport will resume Friday. T...

Taiwan cancels Wednesday flights to and from Osaka

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese and other airlines canceled Wednesday flights to and from Osaka’s Kansai International Airport as Typhoon Jebi forced the airport’s closure Tuesday. ...

Typhoon Jebi grounds Taiwan-Japan flights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As Typhon Jebi slams into southern Japan on Sept. 4, more than 20 flights between Taiwan and Japan were canceled. More than 600 flights were canceled across Japan, incl...

Osaka train decked out to celebrate anniversary of Taiwan's airport MRT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A train from Osaka, Japan's Nankai Line has been painted to celebrate the one year anniversary of Taiwan's Taoyuan Airport MRT and promote Japanese tourism to the count...

Gold bars found in bathrooms on Taipei-Osaka Vanilla Air flight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Dozens of kilograms of gold bars were found in two restrooms on board a Vanilla Air flight from Taipei bound for Osaka on Sunday, according to Japanese media. According to ...

Lee Teng-hui may visit Hokkaido for first time

Japan’s Jiji Press reports that former President Lee Teng-hui will visit Japan in mid-September. Lee is said to be planning to spend about a week in Japan, visiting Osaka and Tokyo before going to the...