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'...

Taipei Hot Springs Season coming to N. Taiwan Oct. 31

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2019 Taipei Hot Springs Season festival will launch in Xinbeitou (新北投) on Oct. 31 and last through Nov. 4, focusing on hot springs, Taiwanese delicacies, concerts, and...

Taiwanese-New Zealander teenager elected youngest-ever city councilor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A teenager of Taiwanese origin has been elected to become the youngest-ever city councilor in the New Zealand town of Rotorua, reports said Wednesday (Oct. 16). Fisher ...

Taiwan media tycoon sentenced to 26 months for prison corruption scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Media tycoon Gary Wang (王令麟) was sentenced to two years and two months on Wednesday (October 9) for buying off a prison official, who received a 16-year sentence. Wang,...

A volcanic wonderland in Taipei’s Beitou

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It’s the end of September yet the summer heat still lingers and everywhere people are out they seek shade from the sun. Look no further than Lovers' Waterfall (情...

Taiwan’s Jiao Xi Hot Spring Marathon begins accepting registration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Jiao Xi Hot Spring Marathon (礁溪溫泉馬拉松) has begun accepting registration from now until Sep. 16 or when the designated capacity is reached, according to the event&r...

Guanziling Hot Spring Festival in southern Taiwan to begin Sept. 21

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 2019 Guanziling Hot Spring Festival (關子嶺溫泉美食節) will begin on Sept. 21 and last through Oct. 20, focusing on hot springs, night festivals, bathrobes, and cuisine, the Tainan...