Taiwan popstar Jolin Tsai to join Namie Amuro at final concert in Okinawa

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Before Japanese pop superstar Namie Amuro (安室奈美惠) retires Sunday, Taiwanese colleague Jolin Tsai (蔡依林) will appear at her goodbye concert on her native island of Okinawa S...

2 suspects in murder of Canadian served in Israeli IDF, US Marines, before teaching English in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Reports have surfaced that the two men suspected of brutally butchering a Canadian English teacher in New Taipei last week served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the U...

Taiwan’s FunNow to expand into Japan, Southeast Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese internet company, FunNow has the green light to further expand into Japan and Southeast Asia, after a successful series A funding round, netting the company an a...

Okinawa rally mourns governor, opposes US base relocation

TOKYO (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters have gathered in Okinawa vowing to stop a planned U.S military base relocation on the southern Japanese island. They paid tribute to Gov....

Okinawan Governor Onaga, who led anti-US base move, dies

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese media say Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga, who led an anti-U.S. military base movement on the southern island, has died at age 67. The newspaper Ryukyu Shimpo said O...

Judge tosses suit over US base relocation in Okinawa, Japan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge has thrown out a lawsuit that challenged plans to relocate a U.S. military base in Okinawa, Japan, over concerns about an endangered marine mammal. ...

Taiwan eyes controlled environment agriculture exports

A Taiwanese company is being featured at the Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum held in Taipei for its export of controlled environment agriculture factories to other Asian countries, which the Council o...

Taiwan to hold international indigenous music festival

An international indigenous music festival will be held Aug. 3-4 by the Council of Indigenous Peoples (CIP) in Taitung, southeastern Taiwan, with indigenous music groups from seven countries participa...

Okinawa postpones Taiwan EasyCard use until 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Japanese island of Okinawa is postponing the introduction of the use of Taiwanese EasyCards on its Yui Rail system until 2020, Taipei’s EasyCard Corporation said Tuesd...

Tropical Storm Wukong to emerge south of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - While Tropical Storm Ampil (安比) is causing occasional rainfall in Northern Taiwan Saturday, another tropical storm, Wukong (悟空), is about to emerge much closer, with sea warning...

Tropical Storm Ampil causes flight disruptions at Taoyuan Airport, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As Tropical Storm Ampil passes to the north of Taiwan on July 21, a number of flights between Taiwan, Japan and central/northern China have been affected. A total of 10...

Tropical Storm Ampil closest to Taiwan on Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Tropical Storm Ampil (安比) will be closest to Taiwan on Saturday, but it is expected to cross Japan’s Ryukyu Islands on its way to the Shanghai area in China, the Central W...

Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay to start in Fukushima

TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics say the torch relay will start in Fukushima, an area hit by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. The route was approv...

Airlines announce cancellations at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport as Typhoon Maria nears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Multiple cancellations and delays have been announced for today (July 10) at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and Taipei Songshan Airport as the periphery of Super Typ...

Peach cancels 8 Taiwan-Japan flights on July 10, owing to Super Typhoon Maria

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Peach Aviation announced today that it has canceled eight flights involving Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Kaohsiung International Airport and Japan on July 10 due ...