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Taipei’s new VR arcade aimed to hone combat skills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese textile manufacturer Texray Industrial Co. and Shin Shin Department Store on Monday (May 23) announced a collaboration to establish the first virtual entertainme...

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake strikes southwestern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.6 earthquake struck southwestern Taiwan at 6:59 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 21), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was lo...

Car carrying 4 people crashes onto house in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four tourists searching for a scenic spot on Monday (Oct. 11) found themselves trapped inside their car on top of the roof of a house in Tainan City. At around 2 p.m. o...

Taiwan’s largest reservoir reopens to visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The Tsengwen Reservoir, the largest reservoir in Taiwan, reopened to visitors on Tuesday (July 13), following the central government’s policy of relaxing the Level 3 ...

Mangoes grown in Taiwan's Tainan this year taste better than ever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mangoes grown in Taiwan’s Tainan City this year might be smaller in size due to the drought, but they taste better than in past years, CNA reported, citing Tainan Ci...

Taiwanese animal lover dies after rescuing injured cat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An animal lover living in Tainan was killed in a car accident while on his way back from rescuing an injured cat in a mountainous area. The Tainan City Government Fire ...

Taiwan's Eslite likely to turn Xinyi or Nanxi store into 24-hour outlet

Eslite Spectrum Corp., which runs the popular Eslite bookstore chain in Taiwan, said Saturday (April 18) it is likely to choose between its Xinyi and Nanxi outlet to succeed its Dunnan store as the ch...

Magnitude 4.1 earthquake jolts Southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A magnitude 4.1 earthquake hit the Tainan region shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 28), but no immediate damage or injured were reported. The temblor struck the Nanxi ...

Plum blossoms on Meiling in S.W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — About 30-40 percent of the season's plum blossoms have emerged in the Meiling Scenic Area, a popular tourist attraction in Tainan’s hilly district of Nanxi, with...

Wanted man killed in shootout with police in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After being on the loose for three years, a wanted man died in a gun battle with police in southern Taiwan today (July 10), while one policeman was injured. At 4:20 a.m. thi...

S. Taiwan exports jujubes to Japan for the first time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tainan City in southern Taiwan will export jujubes (蜜棗) to Japan for the first time after setting out to achieve the goal seven years ago, according to a Chinese-language ...

Taiwan’s Eslite Bookstore to make inroads into Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s iconic bookstore chain Eslite (誠品) has announced plans to tap into the Japanese market in what it called a “new starting point for cross-culture ventu...

Taipei traffic controls for Nuit Blanche this weekend

Now in its third year, the Nuit Blanche all- night arts festival in Taipei will take place from this Saturday evening to Sunday morning, with police imposing traffic controls on the road selected to s...

Japanese beef bowl chain Matsuya holds grand opening in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Matsuya Foods, the last of the major Japanese beef bowl chains to enter the Taiwan market, held its official grand opening today in a Shin Kong Mitsukoshi store in Taipei. ...

Japanese beef-bowl food chain Matsuya to debut in Taiwan on Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Matsuya Foods, one the Japanese major chains that serves beef bowls and other set meals, will open its first store in Taiwan on Sept. 28. After having gained approval f...