Jailed ex-magistrate returns to Hualien same day earthquake rocks Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The former magistrate of Hualien County, Fu Kun-chi (傅崐萁), was released from prison and returned to Hualien on Thursday, April 18, just hours before a magnitude 6.1 earthq...

Oarfish appearances stir fears of earthquake, tsunami in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Friday Feb. 1, two deep-sea oarfish were caught in fishing nets in Toyoma Bay on Japan’s west coast, following a number of others found in January, sparking fears...

Fire mysteriously breaks out in Taiwanese temple during Ghost Month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- With Ghost Month (鬼月) well underway, a fire mysteriously broke out yesterday (Aug. 14) in the Beigang Wude Temple in western Taiwan's Yunlin County, despite the fact that t...

How to pray on Hungry Ghost Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Today is Hungry Ghost Day (中元節), the 15th day of the 7th month of the lunar calendar which marks the peak of Ghost Month (鬼月), a time when many Taiwanese provide offerings and ...