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Representative thanks Japan for providing vaccine assistance to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese envoy to the U.S. Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) on Sunday (June 6) thanked Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Hiroshi Tomita for Japan’s recent donation of 1.24 million...

Taiwan inmate's creation wins 1st prize in national art competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An inmate at Pingtung Prison has won the top honor at the "2021 National Lantern Competition" for her dazzling lantern creation, "Spring Dawn." Insp...

Muslims navigate restrictions in the second pandemic Ramadan

CAIRO (AP) — For Ramadan this year, Magdy Hafez has been longing to reclaim a cherished ritual: performing the nighttime group prayers called taraweeh at the mosque once again. Last ...

National Day fireworks to take place in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Day fireworks will take place at Kaohsiung's Pier-2 Art Center this year, as the city has been given the opportunity to host the event again after two dec...

Lantern festival to return to Taiwan after pandemic pause

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Yuejin Lantern Festival is coming back to the southern city of Tainan after being postponed in January due to the coronavirus pandemic. The celebrated festival, whi...

Brazil vaccine drive faces challenges in remote communities

CAVALCANTE, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s vast size and deficient infrastructure make getting coronavirus vaccines to far-flung communities of Indigenous peoples and descendants of slaves a particularly daun...

Last musher brings dogs over Alaska's Iditarod finish line

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The final musher has crossed the finish line in this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, nearly three days after the winner reached the finish line near the small Alaska comm...

LA police probe fire, vandalism at Japanese Buddhist temple

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities are investigating a vandalism and fire at a Buddhist temple in the Little Tokyo section of downtown Los Angeles. Surveillance video caught a man jumpin...

12 taboos to avoid during Taiwan's Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Friday (Feb. 26) is the Lantern Festival (元宵節), which marks the 15th and final day of the Lunar New Year festivities, as well as the first full moon of the new year. It...

Artworks of canceled Taiwan Lantern Festival to be displayed elsewhere

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the 2021 Taiwan Lantern Festival was scrapped due to pandemic concerns, the Tourism Bureau has decided to display the event’s painstakingly crafted artworks elsew...

Taiwan's indigenous artists spread the word in Vancouver

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— LunarFest in Vancouver features installations from Taiwan's indigenous artists and will run through February. Hosted by the Asian-Canadian Special Events Association...

Fish dumplings from Taiwan make a splash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An art teacher from Taiwan has created some remarkably lifelike goldfish and koi fish dumplings for the Lunar New Year. Chang Min-chen (張敏貞), a watercolor instructor fo...

New Taipei releases video to celebrate Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City’s Department of Information on Tuesday (Feb. 9) released a new music video celebrating Lunar New Year and the 10th anniversary of its becoming a spec...

Taiwan's Pingtung aims to create 'giant picture book' in festival of light

A total of 20 installations have been lit up along the Wannian Creek in Pingtung City for the annual Pingtung Festival of Lights, according to the local authorities. Despite more than a dozen domes...

Taipei book fair moves online over Covid fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei International Book Exhibition became the latest victim of an expanding domestic coronavirus cluster when the authorities decided Wednesday (Jan. 20) to move it ...