Aug 11, 2016

Taiwan police take aim at Pokemon gamers driven to distraction

The launch of the “Pokemon Go” game in Taiwan has sparked a sharp rise in traffic violations by commuters using their smartphones to play while driving. Authorities have issued 1,210 tickets for smartphone use in traffic between last Saturday, when the game was released ...

Straw boats set sail to test Taiwan-Japan settler theory

Jul 17, 2016

Straw boats set sail to test Taiwan-Japan settler theory

Two primitive straw canoes departed from Yonaguni Island on Sunday morning to reproduce a 75-km ocean voyage thought to have brought the first settlers to the Japanese archipelago about 30,000 years ago. The voyage has “started at last,” said lead researcher Yosuke Kaifu, head ...

Jul 7, 2016

Taiwan and Philippines brace for powerful Typhoon Nepartak

Taiwan canceled flights and ordered schools and offices to close Thursday as a powerful typhoon barreled toward the coast. In the Philippines, fishing boats were urged not to venture out to sea and commercial ships were warned of storm-force waves. Fast-moving Typhoon Nepartak was ...