Microsoft AI attains top rank in Japan Mahjong platform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Microsoft Research Asia is publishing a paper on Super Phoenix, its Japanese Mahjong-playing Artificial Intelligence (AI), which has received the highest win rate on Tenho...

Two-thirds of Japanese support export limits against S Korea: poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A recent poll conducted by the Nikkei Asian Review showed that 67 percent of Japanese support the export limit measures against South Korea. The Nikkei Asian Review sur...

Travelers fined NT$200,000 for bringing pork moon cakes to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three travelers were fined NT$200,000 (US$6,367) at Taoyuan Airport for bringing moon cakes containing China-produced pork into Taiwan on Sunday (Sept. 1), the Liberty Tim...

Japan to set up police unit to guard disputed Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Japanese government is setting up a new police patrol unit to operate near the disputed Diaoyutai Islands, which are claimed by Japan, Taiwan, and China, the Asahi Shi...

Indian canal took 42 years to construct, less than 24 hours to collapse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A canal in the east Indian state of Jharkhand that took 42 years to construct collapsed within 24 hours of its inauguration last Wednesday (Aug. 28), the Times of India re...

Details of Hong Kong protester arrests emerge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The arrest of eight high-profile activists and politicians by Hong Kong police on Friday (Aug. 30) is being widely viewed as an effort to deter organizers behind a large r...

Twitter CEO’s account hacked, sends racist tweets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After Twitter Inc CEO Jack Dorsey had his account hacked on Friday (Aug. 30), it tweeted racially hateful content to more than 4 million followers. Twitter’s comm...

English is actually Chinese, scholars claim

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – “World Civilization Research Association” (世界文明研究促進會) scholars are claiming that Western civilization originates from China and all European languages are mere...

Cathay Pacific threatens to fire employees participating in strike next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cathay Pacific has warned its employees not to participate in the general strike planned in Hong Kong next week and encouraged them to report co-workers' perceived mis...

Japan performs world's first cornea transplant with iPS cells

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A medical team at Osaka University has conducted the first-ever cornea transplant surgery using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells), restoring partial eyesight to t...

30,000 Hongkongers rally against police sexual violence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A crowd of 30,000 Hongkongers lit the Chater Garden purple with their mobile phones on Wednesday evening (Aug. 28) to protest against the sexual violence perpetrated by Ho...

Taiwanese supporter of anti-extradition protests goes missing in Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Li Meng-chu (李孟居), an adviser at Fangliao Township, Pingtung County, has gone missing while traveling to Hong Kong alone, the Central News Agency reports. According to ...

Taiwan-led research on drug allergies inspires new way of treating cancer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An international research team led by Chang Gung Memorial Hospital found that antigen-specific T-cell receptors (TCR) played an important role in triggering drug allergies...

Japan U-18 national baseball team told not to wear uniforms on S. Korea streets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The team members and coaches of Japan's U-18 national team were seen wearing plain white shirts without their country's name or flag printed on them when departing...

Japan’s removal of S. Korea from white list takes effect

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japan’s exclusion of South Korea from its white list of favored trade partners took effect this morning (Aug. 28), NHK reports. Japan’s Cabinet has insisted...