Taiwan Today: Taiwanese airlines cancel flights to Osaka for second day due to storm

An aerial photo shows a tanker crashed into the bridge between Kansai International Airport and the main land due to the strong wind of typhoon Jebi in the east of the airport in Osaka Prefecture on September 5, 2018. The Japan Coast Guard officials inspected the scene of the accident on the container ship. Water of high waves caused by typhoon flood into a runway, aircraft parking aprons and the facilities on the previous day noon. All the flights have been canceled in noon and whole airport closed at 3 P.M. The bridge between the airport and the main land is blocked and about 3,000 passengers are left at the isolated airport. Life-threatening typhoon Jebi made a landfall on Tokushima Prefecture and crossed Shikoku and Kinki region, then proceeded to the Sea of Japan on the previous day. 11 people were killed and over 600 injured as of 5th. ( The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images )

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
Typhoon Jebi.

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.

The Kansai International Airport loses power in Osaka Prefecture on September 5, 2018. The Kansai International Airport still covered with water due to the typhoon Jebi. Water of high waves caused by typhoon flood into a runway, aircraft parking aprons and the facilities on the previous day noon. All the flights have been canceled since 4th afternoon and whole airport closed at 3 p.m. The bridge between the airport and the main land has blocked, and about 3,000 passengers were left and sat up all night at the isolated airport. Life-threatening typhoon Jebi made a landfall on Tokushima Prefecture and crossed Shikoku and Kinki region, then proceeded to the Sea of Japan on the previous day. 11 people were killed and over 600 injured as of 5th. ( The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images )

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.

Taipower plans to send the 1,744 fuel rod bundles from the No. 4 nuclear plant back to the U.S. in installments. The second batch of 120 bundles is scheduled for shipment this month, according to media reports.

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).

The confirmation of the seven most recent dengue cases brought the total number so far this year to 81 across the country– 46 in Taichung, 26 in New Taipei, four in Kaohsiung, two each in Taipei and Chiayi County, and one in Taoyuan, according to the 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.