Map of new Taipei MRT Circular Line now up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (TRTC) on Monday (Jan. 20) uploaded the official new map for Taipei's mass rapid transit (MRT) which now includes the Circular Line, or ...

Chung Hsing University to light up tallest Christmas trees in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With Christmas less than a week away, Huisun Forest Area (惠蓀林場), owned by National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) in Nantou county, is scheduled to light up the tallest nat...

Murakami holds rare public reading to mark debut anniversary

TOKYO (AP) — A monkey that confesses he steals women's identity cards, causing them to temporarily forget who they are, starred Tuesday as author Haruki Murakami marked 40 years since his debut as a n...

Taipei 228 Museum named as cultural asset

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National 228 Memorial Museum and Taiwan's first radio broadcast station, "Taiwan Hōsō Kyōkai" (THK), were named as cultural assets in Taipei by the Burea...

Sarah Sanders eyes possible run for governor of Arkansas

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is laying the groundwork for a possible run for governor of Arkansas in 2022. Sanders say she hasn’t made a ...

Rich in dramatic Catholic history, Nagasaki awaits the pope

NAGASAKI, Japan (AP) — It’s fitting that Pope Francis will start his first official visit to Japan in Nagasaki, the city where Christianity first took hold in the country and where nearly 500 years la...

Taiwan’s Hualien organizes hot spring tours

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s eastern county of Hualien has organized two, one-day hot spring-themed tours that will run from Nov. 22 to Dec. 21. They are part of the county’s 2...

Jiaoxi, Taiwan to open 'Hot Spring Night Market' in mid-December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's famous hot spring haven Jiaoxi Township is slated to open a new night market in mid-December. Jiaoxi Township, which is situated in northeastern Taiwan'...

Hot spring season kicks off in S. Taiwan's Sichongxi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hot spring season has kicked off at Sichongxi Hot Springs Park in Pingtung County's Checheng Township and will last from now until Feb. 9, 2020. The Pingtung County...

Taiwan expands fall and winter travel subsidies with hot spring discounts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Tourism Bureau has expanded its existing fall and winter travel subsidy program with new hot spring discounts, the bureau said in a press release on Oct. 25. ...

Japan excels as World Cup host, must ride the rugby wave

TOKYO (AP) — Three years into his second stint living in Japan, Peter Musgrave takes his young son to a park in central Tokyo and sees people throwing around a rugby ball. "It's chal...

Forestry Bureau to promote 30 tour packages at Taipei travel fair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau will be participating in the Taipei International Travel Fair for the first time to promote its 30 one- to three-day tour packages to Taiwan...

Japan excels as World Cup host, must ride the rugby wave

TOKYO (AP) — Three years into his second stint living in Japan, Peter Musgrave takes his young son to a park in central Tokyo and sees people throwing around a rugby ball. "It's chal...

Fire erupts as Californians hit with 2nd round of blackouts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California wildfire exploded in size early Thursday as dangerously windy weather prompted the state's largest utility to impose electrical blackouts in an effort to pre...

Brunel's reign on last legs with Wales favored vs France

OITA, Japan (AP) — It's the land of hot springs in this most southwestern of Japan's main islands, so Jacques Brunel used some downtime before the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals to sample some of Oita'...