Taiwanese airlines cancel flights to Osaka for second day due to storm
Taiwanese carriers announced Wednesday that all their flights to Osaka will be canceled the following day as the airport there remained closed due to massive flooding caused by
China Airlines (CAL), EVA Airways and Tigerair Taiwan, which had all canceled their flights to Kansai International Airport on Wednesday, said they will not resume flights there on Thursday.
Nearly 500 Taiwanese tourists stranded in Japan due to storm
A total of 493 tourists in 18 groups from Taiwan are stranded in Japan in the wake of massive flight disruptions caused by Typhoon Jebi, Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau said Wednesday.
There are another 632 tourists in 20 groups from Taiwan who have already canceled their trips due to the storm, which forced a closure of the Kansai International Airport from the previous day.
Taipower readies 2nd batch of nuclear fuel rods for U.S. return
A convoy of 12 vehicles believed to be carrying a second batch of unused fuel rod bundles purchased for the fourth nuclear power plant in New Taipei City were seen arriving at a pier in Keelung Port at around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Although state-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) declined to confirm or deny reports, the convoy was escorted by more than 200 police officers and over 100 police cars, departing Longmen Nuclear Power Plant in New Taipei’s Gongliao District at midnight.
The cargo is expected to be loaded onto a ship in Keelung and returned to the U.S. later this month.
Seven more dengue fever cases reported in Taiwan
Taiwan recorded another seven cases of dengue fever Wednesday, bringing the total number so far this year to 81 and prompting stronger calls by the relevant authorities for greater public cooperation to prevent the spread of the mosquito-borne disease in the peak season.
The seven new patients, six in Taichung and one in Kaohsiung, are between the ages of 40 and 70, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Cases of parents abused by children rises to 8,000 per year in Taiwan
The number of domestic violence reports involving adult children who beat up their parents has surged to about 8,000 per year over the past two to three years in Taiwan from an average of 3,000 annually in the past, a Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) official said Wednesday.
According to MOHW statistics, the ministry receives 130,000 reports of domestic violence cases each year, which, after the deduction of repeat reports, reached some 90,000- 100,000 suspected victims.
Fifty-five percent of the victims were people who suffer from partner violence, 13 percent were abused children or teenagers, 17 percent were victims of violence by extended family members, and 15 percent were abused parents or grandparents, the tallies show.