Busan, South Korea looks to attract more Taiwanese business travelers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Government officials and tourism sector businesspeople from Busan, South Korea have come to Taiwan to promote greater business travel ties between their city and Taiwan. The...

Taiwan’s offices in US stage activities to mark TRA40

Taiwan Day was staged April 7 in cities across the U.S. to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA40) and celebrate the enduring partnership between the two sides. Organiz...

Creeping floodwaters threaten Washington's cherry blossoms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials are claiming that Washington's iconic cherry blossom trees are under a looming threat that requires emergency action. Decades of wear and tear from foot t...

Nostalgia, excitement as Japan awaits new imperial era name

What's in a name? Quite a lot if you're a Japanese citizen awaiting the official announcement Monday of what the soon-to-be-installed new emperor's next era will be called. ...

Tokyo Olympics organizers unveil torch for next year's games

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympics organizers have unveiled their torch for next year's games, playing off the image of Japan's famous cherry blossoms. The cherry blossom is Japan's most-lo...

Steam train rides available during Taiwan's Alishan cherry blossom festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To coincide with the Alishan cherry blossom festival, there will be guided steam train rides available on the mountain starting March 20, announced the Alishan Forest Railway a...

Taiwan Rail lists 9 lines, stations with views of cherry blossoms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) on Saturday (March 2) released a list of nine routes and stations where passengers can now see cherry blossoms in bloom, reported CNA. ...

New video guide series will share Taiwan’s National Parks with the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is a hidden jewel of Asia, and no matter when you visit, it is always worth the cost, says David Code, internationally recognized travel writer. Taiwan may not be lar...

Taiwan warns travelers about measles and rubella in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As the cherry blossom season in Japan is about to open, Taiwanese health officials on Saturday warned travelers, and pregnant women or parents with babies in particular, about t...

Taipei's 2019 Yangmingshan Flower Festival to kick off on Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 2019 Yangmingshan Flower Festival is set to kick off on Friday (Feb. 15) and traffic controls will be in effect four 11 days during that period, therefore, visitors are adv...

Tourists flock to Taiwan’s CKS Memorial Hall as cherry trees blossom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Groups of travelers continue to gather in the grounds of Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall to witness the bloom of Taipei’s cherry blossoms as the Lunar New Year holiday...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - February 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Top news this week includes Controversial American passenger flying back to Taipei in May; Outrage sparked after dog owner's pet pit bull kills stray in Keelung; Taipei...

Taipei's Lohas Cherry Blossom Festival in Neihu kicks off today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- It’s time to visit Taipei’s Neihu District and enjoy sakura in the moonlight, according to Taipei’s Parks and Street Lights Office (PSLO). The 2019 Lohas C...

Cherry blossoms in full bloom along Tawan’s Beiheng Highway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Time is ripe for some cherry blossom viewing along Taiwan’s Beiheng Highway (北橫公路), an East-West highway connecting Taoyuan City and Yilan County in northern Taiwan,...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan cherry tree in bloom at Wuling Farm area

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In this photo, a Taiwan cherry tree can be seen in bloom, a month ahead of the traditional cherry blossom festival at the Wuling Farm area in central Taiwan's Taichung City...