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Japan to resume tourism in June; only packaged tour for now

TOKYO (AP) — Japan will open its borders to foreign tourists in June for the first time since imposing tight pandemic travel restrictions about two years ago, but only for package tours for now, the p...

Body of American man pulled from Rome's Tiber River

ROME (AP) — Italian police say the body of a 21-year-old American man was pulled from the Tiber River on Thursday, and an investigation was underway to determine the cause of death. ...

With eye on China, and U.S. ties, Japan's universities to screen foreigners

Japan is asking universities for greater scrutiny of foreign students and scholars to prevent technology leaks to places like China, partly for its own national security but also to safeguard exchange...

Japan to double limit on foreign arrivals from next month

Japan will next month double its limit on foreign arrivals to 20,000 a day, the top government spokesperson said on Friday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told a regular news conference t...

Japan to allow limited foreign package tours as experiment

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government announced Tuesday it will begin allowing small package tours from four countries later this month before gradually opening up to foreign tourism for the first time sinc...

DPP lawmaker, NGOs slam university over alleged labor violations involving Filipino students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Fan Yun (范雲) was joined by the Taiwan Association of Human Rights and Taiwan Labor Front Friday morning (May 6) to accuse Kao Yuan ...

Taiwan will no longer close schools completely for COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Complete closures of schools due to COVID-19 outbreaks will no longer occur starting next week, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said Saturday (May 7). Under previous ru...

Exclusive: Philippine students at Taiwan university working grueling, full-time factory 'internships'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Filipino students at Kaohsiung's Kao Yuan University allege the school misled them about an internship program during recruitment and say they and their classmates hav...

Japan approves Novavax COVID-19 vaccine

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s health ministry on Tuesday formally approved Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine, a fourth foreign-developed tool to combat the infections as the country sees signs of a resurgence led by ...

Canada bans foreign home buyers for two years to cool market

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government announced Thursday it will ban foreign investors from buying homes in Canada for two years in a bid to cool off a hot housing market. ...

Taiwan’s Tsing Hua University nurturing political economists with all-English program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) in Hsinchu is inviting international students to sign up for its new institute dedicated to cultivating political scientists as geopol...

Taiwan's exclusion from Japan’s list of 106 restriction-exempt countries explained

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan’s government announced on Wednesday (April 6) that it would remove existing travel restrictions for visitors from 106 countries. The list includes the U.S.,...

Taiwan rolls out initiative subsidizing Mandarin learning for foreign students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) is subsidizing a department to train international students in Mandarin at universities as Taiwan seeks to retain talent amid labor shortag...

Yageo recruits NCKU international students amid global expansion push

TAINAN (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's largest passive components supplier—Yageo— is expanding globally and recently held a recruiting event at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in ...

'Impossible this year': Taiwan's health chief rules out full reopening in 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) has ruled out the possibility of Taiwan joining other Asian countries in fully ending quarantine requirements for vacc...