Many Japanese defy appeals to stay home to curb virus

TOKYO (AP) — Under Japan’s coronavirus state of emergency, people have been asked to stay home. Many are not. Some still have to commute to their jobs despite risks of infection, while others continue...

Scholars warn of more extreme weather in Taiwan

Taiwan could see more storms in summer and less rain in spring due to more frequent climate abnormalities known as the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), local scholars said earlier this week, urging the gove...

Taiwan President pitches trade pact in meeting with U.S. think tank visitors

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Monday (Jan. 13) pushed the idea of a trade agreement between Taiwan and the United States and its potential economic benefits to a visiting delegation from the America...

Mexico goals: science, tourism in Latin America, Caribbean

Mexico proposed joint goals for science, space, tourism and sustainability for the region's nations at the meeting Wednesday of The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States. ...

Taiwan cellphone uses to receive emergency alert message in nationwide test Jan. 8

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cellphone users across Taiwan are being urged not to panic when they receive an emergency alert message on Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 8) in a joint SMS test by the country&...

Taiwan CWB: Quake intensity scale modified to improve disaster response

Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau (CWB) on Wednesday (Dec. 18) announced a modified intensity scale to more accurately reflect the effect earthquakes have on people, structures and the environment, ...

US hopeful about Taiwan's diplomatic relations with Pacific island states

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The deputy director of the U.S. Department of State, Jennifer Spande, said Monday (Dec. 9) that the U.S. government remains hopeful about expanding Taiwan's diplomatic...

Taiwan university and Nepal discuss academic partnership

TAIPEI(Taiwan News) — The principal of Taiwan’s National Dong Hwa University (NDHU) Chao Han-chieh (趙涵㨗) met with Deputy Minister of Nepal’s Ministry of Forests and Environment (MoFE...

Taiwan to invest NT$6 billion in 5G infrastructure: minister

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) will invest NT$6 billion (US$200 million) in a five-year smart transportation action plan from 2021 covering the roll out of 5G wireless infras...

Taiwan NARLabs to showcase disaster prevention tech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs) delegation led by NARLabs Vice President Wu Kuang-Chong(吳光鐘)is set to take part in the 2019 SecuTech exhibition, Thail...

Flooded bullet trains show Japan's risks from disasters

TOKYO (AP) — The typhoon that ravaged Japan last week hit with unusual speed and ferocity, leaving homes buried in mud and people stranded on rooftops. But nothing spoke more of the ...

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Oudkirk to attend Yushan Forum in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A senior official at the United States Department of State, Sandra Oudkirk, will attend the October 8-9 Yushan Forum, which this year is devoted to the theme of “Dee...

Taiwan to invest big in agricultural resilience

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan announced on Wednesday (Oct. 2) it would step up investment in promoting resilient agriculture, in order to mitigate the impact of climate change. The government...

US concerned about Taiwan's ties with its diplomatic allies: representative

The United States and other like-minded countries have always been keeping a close watch on Taiwan's relations with all of its diplomatic allies, because such ties are in the interests of maintain...

Typhoon kills 3 in South Korea before moving to North Korea

One of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit South Korea swept along the country’s coast on Saturday, toppling trees, grounding planes and causing at least three deaths before moving on to Nort...