Taiwan sends gay-themed comedy ‘Dear Ex’ to Oscars

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The award-winning gay-themed comedy “ Dear Ex” (誰先愛上他的) will represent Taiwan at the 2020 Academy Awards, reports said Thursday (September 12). The movie wi...

Asics employee's lawsuit highlights paternity leave in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — He sits in an office of a major Japanese sportswear maker but reports to no one. He is assigned odd tasks like translating into English the manual on company rules like policies on vacati...

Video compares Han's Chinglish speech with Tsai's fluent English at AmCham meeting in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a speech by itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor and full-time presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) at the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) last week was widely mocked for h...

New Taipei Labor Bureau celebrates success of interpreting service for new immigrants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Labor Bureau of New Taipei City is celebrating the success of its comprehensive interpreting service for conflict mediation involving labor-management disputes. The se...

Taiwan’s Keelung launches sightseeing bus service for cruise ship passengers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Keelung launched Taiwan’s first sightseeing bus service for cruise ship passengers on Tuesday (July 23), Keelung’s Department of Transportation and Tourism sai...

Actor Rutger Hauer, of ‘Blade Runner’ fame, has died at 75

NEW YORK (AP) — Dutch film actor Rutger Hauer, who specialized in menacing roles, including a memorable turn as a murderous android in “Blade Runner” opposite Harrison Ford, has died...

CTBC Bank ATMs across Taiwan now offer service in 12 languages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s CTBC Bank (中國信託銀行) has announced that, in response to the trends of globalization, it has introduced updated software for its ATM machines across Taiwan, of...

Taiwan's Eva Air 'flight attendants just carry trays, push carts': doctor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the Eva Air flight attendant strike enters its eighth day, a female physician has sparked debate online by saying that flight attendants "can only serve trays and push ...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, May 4-12

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –There are always lots of activities happening around Taipei, including music, theater, exhibitions, and market events, for people to enjoy. Here are just a few of the inter...

Taiwan Tourist Shuttle route changes from May 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two Taiwan Tourist Shuttle (台灣好行) routes in Taoyuan will be replaced by new routes starting May 1. This will enable passengers to "travel between transportation hu...

Japan struggles with English-language signs ahead of 2020 Olympics

With a little over a year to go until Tokyo hosts the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Japan's tourism authorities have called on the travel sector to get its act together and to provide signs and di...

Taiwan ramping up efforts to recruit foreign English teachers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is intensifying its efforts to attract foreign English teachers in anticipation of greatly increased demand as the government continues to strive to reach the goals set ...

Taiwanese foreign language cram school ANL suddenly shuts its doors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Only some of the students and teachers at the Taiwanese foreign language cram school ANL (艾而歐語) received a message on the social media app LINE on Friday (March 29) that the co...

Young Serbs moving abroad for work

"A whole group of medical staff from the local emergency room took our German classes," says Filip, who 10 years ago founded a language school in the Serbian city of Leskovac, adding that &q...

MECO calls for renewed ties with Kaohsiung in wake of 'Marias' comment by Mayor Han

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to an ongoing uproar within the Filipino community in Taiwan over Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) use of the derogatory term "Maria" to refer to ci...