Japan OKs 1st anti-smoking law seen as lax and partial

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has approved its first national legislation banning smoking inside of public facilities, but the measure excludes many restaurants and bars and is seen as toothless. ...

S. Korea faces unexpected Yemeni refugee crisis on Jeju Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – South Korea finds itself in the midst of an unexpected refugee crisis that looks to test the government’s commitment to meet international expectations in regards to...

Digital library offering 3D models of heritage sites of Taiwan launched: Ministry of Culture

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Digital 3D models depicting 28 Taiwanese cultural sites and historic landscapes when they were the most prosperous are now available for download and re-use by cultural and creat...

New Jersey considers honoring chef Bourdain with food trail

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is considering honoring celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain with a food trail. The famed cook, writer and host of the CNN series "Parts Unknown" killed hi...

Pharaohs' late World Cup loss piles on misery for Egyptians

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — For the millions of Egyptians who watched on TV, Friday's loss to Uruguay in the country's first World Cup match since 1990 could not have come at a worse time. ...

Viejas Casino & Resort Awarded “Venue of the Year”

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 14, 2018--Viejas Casino & Resort is proud to have been honored as “Venue of the Year” for 2017-2018 as awarded by Meeting Professionals International. ...

Viejas Casino & Resort Awarded “Venue of the Year”

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 14, 2018--Viejas Casino & Resort is proud to have been honored as “Venue of the Year” for 2017-2018 as awarded by Meeting Professionals International. ...

Lanai Tabura and Andrew Tran Awarded an Emmy for Their Program Ramen Yokocho

HONOLULU--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 13, 2018--Local entrepreneur Lanai Tabura and Redefined Media co-owner Andrew Tran have won an Emmy Award in the Lifestyle-Program/Special category for their program at...

Lanai Tabura and Andrew Tran Awarded an Emmy for Their Program Ramen Yokocho

HONOLULU--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 13, 2018--Local entrepreneur Lanai Tabura and Redefined Media co-owner Andrew Tran have won an Emmy Award in the Lifestyle-Program/Special category for their program at...

A world of wine on Long Island's North Fork, east of NYC

CUTCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — There's a world of wine on Long Island's North Fork, a two-hour drive east of New York City. A unique viticultural area here is home to 39 wineries nestled ami...

Singapore Postcard: Summit a chance to showcase its food

SINGAPORE (AP) — The tiny city-state of Singapore is hosting its largest media contingent ever for the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. They will be well fed,...

Trump-era steak joint, strip club return to Hard Rock Casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Trump name is gone from the Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, but some popular nightspots from the days when it was the Trump Taj Mahal will be back when it...

Waffle House regulars seek return to normal after massacre

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — He felt like an invisible force was drawing him into the parking lot, past the four new white crosses in the driveway, the balloons and the flowers, and the letters addressed t...

At the site of a massacre, a survivor looks for peace

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — He felt like an invisible force was drawing him into the parking lot, past the four new white crosses in the driveway, the balloons and the flowers, and the letters addressed t...

Michelin Guide revives Taiwan food & beverage sales during low season: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Michelin announced the star winners of its first Michelin Guide Taipei in March, and is believed to have given a boost to local food and beverage (F&B) sales, acco...