Talented Taiwanese illustrators shine at New York Rights Fair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Some of Taiwan’s talented illustrators and comic book authors are having their works displayed for an international audience in New York City at this week’s 20...

Asian, Asian American heroes to power Marvel comics series

Asian superheroes — assemble. Marvel Comics is giving ink to an unprecedented team-up of its mightiest Asian and Asian American heroes, also known as the new Agents of Atlas. Establi...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, May 17-26

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Summer is well on its way, and there are plenty of activities across Taipei this month for you to enjoy. Here are some recommended events happening between May 17 and May ...

Police hunt ex-husband of murdered Afghan journalist Mina Mangal

Police in Afghanistan were searching for the ex-husband of murdered journalist Mina Mangal on Monday, after her family said they believed him to be the person who fatally shot her over the weekend. M...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, May 4-12

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –There are always lots of activities happening around Taipei, including music, theater, exhibitions, and market events, for people to enjoy. Here are just a few of the inter...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, April 27 through May 5

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The weather is heating up across Taiwan, and there is no shortage of events around the city to keep you active as summer approaches. Here are a few interesting activities ...

Monkey Punch, creator of megahit Japan comic Lupin III, dies

TOKYO (AP) — Cartoonist Monkey Punch, best known as the creator of a Japanese megahit comic series of master thief Lupin The Third, has died at age of 81. His office, MP Pictures, sa...

Review: 'Alita: Battle Angel' is big eyes and big effects

Alita is just like a typical teenage girl. She loves chocolate, breaks curfew and crushes on a bad boy with floppy hair, a leather jacket and a motorcycle. But Alita isn't typical in other ways. For o...

Cardiff loses 2-1 at Arsenal as Sala is honored at Emirates

LONDON (AP) — Arsenal strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette both scored in the second half to give the Gunners a 2-1 win over Cardiff in the Premier League on Tuesday, in the visi...

Could 'Alita' be Hollywood's breakthrough manga movie?

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The manga movie "Alita: Battle Angel" has been 20 years in the making, and producer Jon Landau thinks it will finally represent the breakthrough success in Hollywood for...

Nissin takes down ad after complaints on Osaka's depiction

TOKYO (AP) — One of Naomi Osaka's main sponsors has taken down an online ad campaign that depicts the Japanese tennis player with pale skin after it was criticized as insensitive. Da...

Celebs, athletes give 'Dragon Ball' pop culture super status

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Dragon Ball" is a revered anime that has influenced pop culture for years, earning praise from rappers in songs, tributes from athletes during games and even a massive balloon at l...

John Richmond returns to Milan with co-ed collection

MILAN (AP) — Nowhere is the transition in the fashion world more evident than during the menswear preview shows in Milan taking place on the second of three days Sunday. Only in Mila...

Cardiff resists strong pressure to draw 0-0 at Palace

LONDON (AP) — Cardiff resisted intense pressure to secure only its second English Premier League point away from home in drawing at Crystal Palace 0-0 on Wednesday. The Bluebirds wer...

'I wake up believing I'm still captive in Syria' — Japanese journalist Jumpei Yasuda

Sometimes, in the moments immediately after he wakes up, Japanese journalist Jumpei Yasuda does not realize that he is free. "It's strange, but one of the dreams I often had when I was being...