Angie Teo
Demonstrators during a protest outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei on Tuesday.
May 22, 2024
Thousands protest contentious Taiwan parliament reforms
The protests in Taiwan outside parliament, and a raucous session inside, demonstrate the feverish political atmosphere facing new President Lai Ching-te.
Lin Ruei, 17, co-founder of Exptech and Disaster Prevention Information Platform app (DPIP), poses for a photo in Taoyuan, Taiwan, on April 29.
May 3, 2024
Quake warning app demand surges in earthquake-rattled Taiwan
Official earthquake apps' patchiness and the demand for better alerts have boosted the popularity of privately-developed quake warning apps.
Taiwan's vice president and the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's presidential candidate Lai Ching-te. China has rebuked Lai as a dangerous separatist.
Dec 21, 2023
To China, all candidates are separatists, says Taiwan front-runner
The Jan. 13 presidential and parliamentary elections will define Chinese-claimed Taiwan's ties with Beijing.
Vivian Tung eats her first meal since the egg retrieval surgery. Tung is one of a rising number of women in Taiwan opting to freeze their eggs to give them the option to have a child later in life.
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Aug 2, 2023
A rising number of women in Taiwan are freezing their eggs
Demand for egg freezing has surged, with the number of women opting for the technology up 86% over the past three years.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jun 3, 2023
Taipei diners line up for noodles topped with deep sea isopods
Diners are reserving in droves, but wildlife experts aren't sure the critters are perfectly safe to eat.
Japan Times
May 8, 2023
Jarred by pandemic curbs, rich Chinese scour Thailand for second homes
Cooped up for three years under some of the world's toughest COVID-19 controls, a flood of mainland Chinese have been hunting for property buys overseas since Beijing opened its borders.
Japan Times
Dec 22, 2019
Indonesian miracle survivor is on a mission to help close gaps in tsunami warning system
Arif Munandar had been pronounced dead before he woke up in a body bag four days after a monstrous wave swept his village in Indonesia's northern Aceh province 15 years ago.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals