Aiku Maikawa x Taiwan Festa

Taiwan Festa [Jp] is a Taiwanese culture event which will be held at Yoyogi Park in Tokyo on July 29-30. The festival will feature food stalls, souvenir booths, as well as performances by both Japanese and Taiwanese artists.

Aiku Maikawa

Model and photographer Aiku Maikawa is endorsing the event for consecutive years. She is a second generation Taiwanese-Japanese. Her parents are Taiwanese who settled in Japan, while she’s born in Tokyo and holds a Japanese citizenship.

Japanese model Aiku Maikawa Taiwan Festa 2017

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Jay Chou marries Hannah Quinlivan in Yorkshire, England

Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou tied the knot with his 21-year-old girlfriend Hannah Quinlivan at the Selby Abbey in North Yorkshire, England, on January 17, the eve of his 36th birthday (it’s already Jan 18 in Taiwan at the time of wedding).

Jay Chou marries Hannah Quinlivan in England

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McDonald’s Taiwan celebrates new year with cosplay waitresses

McDonald’s staff in Taiwan will be serving their customers in cosplay costumes on New Year’s Eve. The fast food company has introduced the concept at one of its popular branches in Taipei to kick off the buzz…

The featured employees in this preview are obviously selected ones. It will probably be a fun event and I hope the staff enjoy the special occasion as much as the patrons. Just don’t expect eye-candies in all the outlets.

Li Na Nike Training Club Taiwan

Chinese tennis star Li Na in a commercial for Nike Training Club (a mobile app if not mistaken) in Taiwan, in which she talks about the benefits of a physically fit body.

Hsieh Su-Wei wins first grand slam for Taiwan

Hsieh Suwei Peng Shuai Wimbledon 2013Tennis player Hsieh Su-Wei (left) becomes the first Taiwanese to win a grand slam (tennis) title after winning the Wimbledon women’s doubles on Saturday with Chinese partner Peng Shuai.

The duo – which were born just four days apart in 1986 – has been playing tennis together since early teens. They split after turning pro before reunited again in 2008. Quite a fairy tale.

The fact that the success is formed between two players from China and Taiwan (which are in an ambiguous relationship) has prompted some side stories and awkward moments. Let’s hope the duo won’t split again because of politics.