Photo of the Day: 'Castle in the Sky' over Taipei's Ximen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese-American captured this stunning photo of the sky over Taipei's Ximending area after the tail of Typhoon Maysak left Taiwan and began pummeling South Korea ...

Thai students turn agitators for educational reform

BANGKOK (AP) — She‘s 15, writes love stories and likes indie music and anime cartoons. So far so normal. But two weeks ago Benjamaporn Nivas upended traditional notions of Thai schoolkids’ behavior by...

Anime "A Whisker Away" Premiered Simultaneously on Xigua Video and Netflix

BEIJING, CHINA - Media OutReach - 12 August 2020 - The anime "A Whisker Away", also known as "Wanting to Cry, I Pretend to Be a Cat", was premiered on June 18, 2020, and streamed in China through Xigu...

Japan police arrest man in Kyoto anime arson that killed 36

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police on Wednesday arrested a suspect in the deadly arson at a Kyoto anime studio last year after he recovered enough from his own severe burns to respond to the police investig...

No prom? For this teen, it's a trifecta of missed milestones

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — On a Friday night in late February, 17-year-old Amanda Reynolds raced into a department store on Florida's Gulf coast. She'd been on a mission for weeks, and after countles...

‘The Invisible Man’ tops box office with $29 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Elisabeth Moss-led thriller “The Invisible Man” rode a wave of good reviews to a very visible spot atop the box office this weekend. Universal Pictures on Sunday estimated that ...

Photo of the Day: Cat ears, cosplay, death metal featured in Taiwan campaign ad

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This wild election campaign rally advertisement for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) showing the whimsical side of Taiwanese society appeared on Facebook on Wednesda...

Over 1,000 models dazzle at Taiwan Model Show Freedom Cup 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Reality Fantasy Taiwan Model Show Freedom Cup 2019 open modeling competition was held November 2-3 at Taipei Expo Park - Expo Dome, showcasing mesmerizing models rangi...

Taiwan Presidential Palace Adventure game launches online

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new adventure game was launched online on Thursday (Oct. 31) with the aim of increasing public understanding of President Tsai Ing-wen’s ((蔡英文) governance and poli...

Cute DIY costumes spotted at Tianmu Halloween Festival in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2019 Tianmu Halloween Festival on Oct. 26 saw a plethora of kids wearing cute, creative costumes with a wide variety of themes, such as horror film villains, cartoon c...

Life in the fast lane: Lyles ready to slow down after worlds

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Noah Lyles is counting down the days until he can kick back and read comic books, record some music he’s written, spend money on fashionable clothes and do whatever other non-track ...

Review: Simpson breaks from country with 'Sound & Fury'

Sturgill Simpson, "Sound & Fury" (Elektra) Forget country, outlaw country or whatever Sturgill Simpson's genre-pushing music has been categorized as. "Sound &am...

Taiwanese voice actress behind Shin-chan dies at age 49

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Chiang Tu-hui (蔣篤慧), the voice actress behind popular anime characters such as Crayon Shin-chan and Chibi Maruko-chan for Taiwanese audiences, died this morning (Sept. 16) of c...

2020 Taiwan Lantern Festival poster revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Tourism Bureau has revealed the poster for the 2020 Taiwan Lantern Festival, which is designed around the theme of a fantasy forest. The event poster was d...

Netflix ramps up presence in Taiwan, eyes original content

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Netflix on Monday (July 29) decided to become a member of the New Media Entertainment Association (NMEA) in Taiwan, signaling more cooperation with Taiwanese content provi...