Taiwan terminates relations with Solomon Islands

Asia Pacific / Politics Sep 16, 2019

Taiwan terminates relations with Solomon Islands

Taiwan on Monday severed ties with the Solomon Islands after learning the Pacific nation had decided to switch diplomatic recognition to China, a decision it described as "extremely regrettable." "The Cabinet of the Solomon Islands government decided to switch diplomatic relations to the People's Republic ...

Japan's anime tourism: A blend of cash and chaos

National Sep 15, 2019

Japan's anime tourism: A blend of cash and chaos

by Yi Xiaojun

When Liu Chenyu and Ji Xiaotian arrived in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, for their honeymoon early this summer, the Great Buddha and Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, two well-known tourist spots in the area, weren't what they wanted to see. Their destination was a railway crossing near Kamakura ...