Eric Talmadge, AP's North Korea bureau chief, dead at 57

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Eric Talmadge, who as North Korea bureau chief for The Associated Press tenaciously chronicled life and politics in one of the world's least-understood nations, has...

Eric Talmadge, AP's North Korea bureau chief, dead at 57

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Eric Talmadge, who as North Korea bureau chief for The Associated Press tenaciously chronicled life and politics in one of the world's least-understood nations, has died. He ...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Dancers in traditional Korean "Hanbok" attire perform at the Royal Culture Festival at the Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, Japan's ...

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...

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...

Taiwan's Alishan to activate multi-services to cope with crowds during flower season

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Chiayi Forest District Office will activate ticket vending machines, free shuttle bus service, and bus/admission combination tickets to cope with crowds during this year’...

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. ...

Calla lilies on Taipei’s Yangmingshan bloom in time for 228 holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Calla lilies in the Zhuzihu (竹子湖) area of Yangmingshan National Park are blooming. People who come to the national park to enjoy cherry blossoms during the 228 Peace Memor...

Central Taiwan's Dasyueshan initiates free shuttle bus service trial during 228 holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Central Taiwan's Dasyueshan National Forest Recreation Area (大雪山森林遊樂區) will be a nice place for people living in the Taichung metropolitan area to visit during the upc...

Traffic control measures announced ahead of flower season on SW Taiwan's Alishan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – During this year’s “Alishan Flower Season” from Mar. 9 to April 10, visitors to Alishan National Forest Recreation Area will be able to enjoy a sea of bl...

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...

Watching cherry blossoms on Taipei’s Yangmingshan is a trip worth taking during LNY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cherry blossoms on Yangminshan (陽明山) have turned the most famous park in Taipei into a world of red and pink flowers, making it worthwhile to take a flower gazing trip to ...