Jun 16, 2016

U.S. man commits suicide in Taiwan court room

An American man fatally stabbed himself with a pair of scissors in a Taiwan courtroom Thursday during his sentencing on drug possession charges, raising questions over security failings. The man, named as 41-year-old Tyrel Martin Marhanka, is thought to have hidden the dismantled scissors ...

Jun 16, 2016

Coastal border lands seen as a new theme for tourism

Sightseeing tours that take in parts of coastal Japan and Russia, South Korea or Taiwan are being seen as a way to revitalize regional economies. Earlier this month, 10 people participated in the first tour from Ishigaki Island in Okinawa Prefecture to Taiwan. The ...

Jun 6, 2016

Storm-water surge kills four hikers in Taiwan

Surging waters triggered by torrential rain left four people dead and one missing in Taiwan after they were swept away while hiking down a river canyon, officials said Monday. Dramatic footage from local media showed a huge wave rushing down the Beishi River in ...

Jun 3, 2016

Naha yacht bust bags 600 kg drug haul worth ¥42 billion

About 600 kg of illegal stimulant drugs with a street value of some ¥42 billion ($387 million) have been confiscated from a yacht moored at Naha port in Okinawa, investigative sources said Thursday. The amount is believed to be the largest ever for stimulants ...