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Lost cranes find sanctuary in Taiwan, Japan

Feb 13, 2016

Lost cranes find sanctuary in Taiwan, Japan

Just over a month ago, commuters emerging from a busy subway station in Taipei were greeted by a strange sight: a rare Siberian crane standing on the sidewalk, apparently quite comfortable with the crowd it was attracting. Only 4,000 such cranes, also known as ...

Curiosity is prizewinning researcher's driving force

Jun 29, 2015

Curiosity is prizewinning researcher's driving force

The Japanese co-winner of the first Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science last year said Monday that curiosity is the key driving force behind his success, an element he said is important in scientific research. Tasuku Honjo, an immunology and genomic medicine professor at Kyoto ...

Kyushu entrepreneur hoping to tap Taiwan's hunger for pancakes

Jan 28, 2015

Kyushu entrepreneur hoping to tap Taiwan's hunger for pancakes

A branch of the Kyushu Pancake Cafe opened in Taipei on Monday, as the Japanese business ventures into the highly competitive yet lucrative Taiwanese market. Speaking at the ribbon-cutting ceremony in Taipei, Koji Muraoka, founder of Ippei Co., which operates the Pancake Cafe business ...

Museums to display Taiwan's treasures

Jun 17, 2014

Museums to display Taiwan's treasures

Japan will host two exhibits of more than 200 artifacts from Taiwan’s National Palace Museum, regarded by many as having the foremost collection of Chinese antiquities in the world. The exhibits, which will run from June until November, will be the first of their ...