Japanese economy sinks amid fears about coronavirus impact

The Japanese economy shrank at an annual pace of 6.3% last quarter as growth was battered by typhoons and crimped consumer spending. The seasonally adjusted economic data released Monday by the Cab...

Taiwan program works to alleviate child malnutrition in the Philippines

The scourge of child malnutrition in several remote communities in the central Philippines is gradually improving after local families received training on how to prepare nutritious diets as part of a...

Despite risks, villagers made Philippine volcano their home

TALISAY, Philippines (AP) — It's the second-most active volcano in the Philippines, a designated permanent danger zone long declared off-limits to human settlements. Yet to more than 5,000 people the ...

Taiwan's forest recreational areas open during holidays

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National forest recreation areas will be open during the seven-day Lunar New Year holiday, Forest Bureau said in a news release on Monday (Jan. 13) — apart from some...

Lava gushes from Philippine volcano as ash spreads to Manila

TAGAYTAY, Philippines (AP) — Red-hot lava gushed out of a Philippine volcano Monday after a sudden eruption of ash and steam that forced villagers to flee and shut down Manila’s international airport,...

Volcano erupts near Manila; villagers flee, airports shut

TAGAYTAY, Philippines (AP) — A small volcano near the Philippine capital that draws tourists for its picturesque setting in a lake erupted with a massive plume of ash and steam Sunday, prompting...

Rescuers search building rubble after in Philippines quake

DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — Search and rescue efforts continued Monday at a three-story building in the southern Philippines that collapsed in a strong earthquake. The Bureau of Fire Protection...

Powerful typhoon leaves at least 4 dead in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Kammuri barreled across the Philippines with fierce winds and rain Tuesday, leaving at least four people dead, forcing hundreds of thousands of villagers to ab...

Taiwan to limit compensation for victims of typhoon accidents

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Victims of accidents while hiking in the mountains or watching the waves during typhoons will no longer automatically receive government compensation, according to a measu...

2 more tropical storms brewing to east of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two tropical depressions churning in the Western Pacific Ocean to the east of Taiwan have the potential of becoming tropical storms, according to the Central Weather Burea...

Han erroneously claims Taiwan not bombed by US in WWII

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While campaigning in Taoyuan City on Friday (Nov. 1), Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) erroneously claimed that the U.S. had never attacked Taiwan ...

Top quotes from the Rugby World Cup

TOKYO (AP) — The best quotes from the Rugby World Cup in Japan: "We'd consider Ireland a very welcoming country, but Japan takes that to a different level." Ireland...

Migratory bird species over Taiwan Pingtung hit record highs

A migratory bird count commissioned by Kenting National Park Headquarters has recorded 31-year highs in the number of both Chinese sparrowhawks and grey-faced buzzards. Unofficial results from the ...

Japan's Matsuyama in contention at Zozo Championship

INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) — Local favorite Hideki Matsuyama is still in contention to become the first Japanese player to win a PGA Tour event on home soil. Matsuyama is tied for third ...

Woods shoots 64 to take two-stroke lead at Zozo Championship

INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) — Tiger Woods shot a second straight 6-under 64 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead after the second round of the rain-hit Zozo Championship. Teeing off in f...