DPP influencer accused of cyberbullying allegedly received funding from Taiwan govt

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) legislator Lo Chih-chiang (羅智強) revealed Thursday (Dec. 5) that pro-Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) social media influencer Slow Yang (楊蕙如) had been re...

Slow Yang charged with spurring suicide of Taiwanese diplomat in Japan with fake news

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese influencer and an internet troll have been charged with spreading fake news about the director of Taiwan's representative office in Osaka, Japan, which ult...

Taiwan is main target of China's disinformation campaign: RSF

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Paris-based global watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Monday (March 26) released a report detailing China's strategy of controlling information abroad, with Ta...

Hawaii eyes tourism jump from Japan's longer 'Golden Week'

HONOLULU (AP) — The tourism industry in Hawaii is anticipating a boost from a stretch of Japanese holidays known as "Golden Week" that has been extended this year. The four national ...

Retired diplomat tapped as Taiwan’s new deputy representative to Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Deputy Representative Kuo Chung-shi (郭仲熙) of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan has been appointed the Secretary General of the...

Taiwan donates US$500,000 to Indonesia for tsunami relief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will donate US$500,000 (NT$15.4 million) to Indonesia, following the catastrophic tsunami which stuck the Sunda Strait on Dec. 22, reported CNA. The Ministry of ...

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...

Coordinated attacks of disinformation a challenge of my job: Taiwan foreign minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The spread of disinformation, which is often disseminated from overseas and directed against other governments’ work and policy, has created a new type of challenge ...

String of disasters exacts heavy damage, human toll in Asia

BANGKOK (AP) — A recent string of natural disasters, the latest a deadly earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia, have exacted a severe toll both in economic damage and human lives throughout Asia. The U....

Typhoon pummels Japan, flights canceled, trains shut down

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon ripped through Japan on Sunday, forcing cancellations of flights and trains, including in the Tokyo area as authorities warned of strong winds and torrential rain...

Typhoon bears down on Japan, areas hit by previous storm

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon is ripping through Japan and authorities are warning people to brace for heavy winds and rain in areas that include those devastated by a previous storm. ...

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 FM blames himself for suicide of Osaka envoy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said he feels guilty and in-part blames himself for the suicide of Director of Taiwan representative office in Osaka Su ...