Nintendo profits up on healthy Switch demand for Christmas

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. reported Thursday a 29% rise in quarterly profit, as its earnings got a lift from solid demand for the Switch console during the year-end shopping s...

150,000 trainers flock to Pokémon Go Safari on Day 2, New Taipei rakes in NT$100 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Over 150,000 trainers descended on New Taipei City on Friday (Oct. 4), the second day of a four-day Pokémon GO Safari Zone event, bringing in revenues of NT$100 mi...

100,000 trainers crash server on first day of Pokémon Go Safari in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 100,000 Pokémon trainers reportedly flocked to New Taipei City on Thursday (Oct. 3) for the start of the four-day Pokémon GO Safari Zone event, crashi...

4-day Pokémon GO Safari Zone starts in New Taipei today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City is hosting a four-day Pokémon GO Safari Zone event that kicked off today (Oct. 3). The event, which is being held in New Taipei Metropolitan Park...

New Taipei hosts Pokémon GO Safari Zone

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pokémon GO Safari Zone features special characters to catch and the event takes place at New Taipei Metropolitan Park from Oct. 3-6. New Taipei City government a...

Taiwan's first World Champion Pokemon player takes trophy in DC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Pokémon 2019 World Championships wrapped up in Washington D.C. on Sunday (Aug. 18), with a 10-year-old Taiwanese player walking away as the Junior World Champio...

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending July 28, 2019: iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. Pokémon Detective Pikachu 2. Shazam! 3. Ali...

Filipino climate activists dressed as Pikachu protest against Japan’s energy policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Filipino climate activists dressed up as Pikachu, a beloved Japanese cartoon character, and gathered outside the Japanese embassy in Manila to protest Japan’s energy...

'Aladdin' soars, but 'Booksmart' barely passes at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Moviegoers have voted with their dollars and chosen the familiar over the new this Memorial Day weekend. The Walt Disney Co.'s live-action remake of "Aladdin" has ...

'John Wick 3' dethrones 'Avengers: Endgame' with $57 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The box office has a new king and his name is John Wick. The third installment of the hyper violent Keanu Reeves franchise has taken the top spot at the North Amer...

'Pikachu' tries to dethrone the 'Avengers,' but just misses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Avengers: Endgame" has topped the box office again in its third weekend in theaters. The Walt Disney Co. says Sunday that the superhero pic earned an estimated $6...

Q&A: Ryan Reynolds on 'Pikachu' and the future of 'Deadpool'

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Reynolds once envisioned himself, best-case scenario, as Wilson on "Home Improvement" or Mr. Furley on "Three's Company." In an interview, Reynolds says his "hig...

Review: New movie starring Pikachu is just a hokey Pokémon

It's got an adorable hero from an iconic media brand who is voiced by a proven box office master at snark. But, somehow, "Pokémon Detective Pikachu" never really gets arresting. A ne...

Here's what's playing at the movies this summer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Summer starts in May at the movies and The Associated Press has you covered with a month-by-month guide of what's playing at the theaters, and on Netflix, from the biggest blockbust...

Japanese banks start doing away with personal stamps to keep with digital trends

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The banking industries of Japan are adapting to an era of digitization with the phase-out of the seal, a personal stamp required for opening a bank account or other transa...