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2016/07/29 | Austin Chad Willhoft

Technology Assisting Physically and Mentally Challenged Individuals in Taiwan

Many physically challenged individuals experience difficulties registering for expensive government service programs. The Icebreaker Association is trying to help through technology.

2016/07/28 | ZiQing Low

Taiwan Pledges to be Hepatitis-Free by 2030

Every year, 13,000 Taiwanese die from liver-related health problems, the majority of them caused by Hepatitis C infection. About 600,000 Taiwanese have Hepatitis C.

2016/07/28 | The Japan Times

OP-ED: Senseless Carnage at a Japanese Care Home

Investigators should try to determine why Satoshi Uematsu came to think in such a twisted manner.

2016/07/27 | The Japan Times

Searching for Pikachu: The Future of Online Gaming

The most significant thing about the Pokémon Go phenomenon is what it portends for the future of online gaming.

2016/07/26 | Shuhei Omi

Japan Killing Spree: Politician Warned, Lack of Security Questioned

Warning signs? Five months ago, the man who killed 19 and injured dozens more in a stabbing spree at a care center in Japan today told a politician he would attack the disabled.

2016/07/26 | Yuan-ling Liang

Taipei Boosts Mental Health Services for Men

Amid rising concerns over the rate of male suicide in Taiwan and years of neglect, a service center for men’s mental health has been established in Taipei.

2016/07/22 | ZiQing Low

Major Brands Still Using Microbeads in Personal Care Products Despite Ban

Major brands like Shiseido, Estee Lauder, Amore-Pacific, Amway, Chanel, and LG have failed to completely eliminate microbeads from their products, Greenpeace says. The tiny plastic spheres end up in the human food chain.

2016/07/15 | Yuan-ling Liang

HIV-Positive Migrant Worker Dispute Sparks Controversy in Taiwan

An employment dispute involving the treatment of an HIV-infected migrant worker in Taiwan has sparked controversy.

2016/07/11 | Bing-sheng Lee

Taiwan Becomes Last Country to Lift Ban on Canadian Beef

Despite the fact that the process took more than a year, some legislators argue that the government 'ambushed' the public with the decision and want explanations.

2016/07/05 | Edward White

Taiwan AIDS Shelter Still Fighting for Space after 30 Years

A Taiwan NGO that looks after HIV-positive babies and their mothers is struggling to find space for care centers and is forced to operate illegally because of the stigma surrounding AIDS.

2016/07/05 | Hsu Chia-yu

Chinese Researcher Claims Cancer Cure Is in Drinking Water

The Western medical science field generally believes that cancer is caused by human genetic mutation. But Kenneth Hsu argues that if the nitrite in drinking water is reduced, cancer can be prevented, perhaps even cured.