The Taipei Music Center (TMC) in Nangang District, Taiwan's first hub dedicated to the production and reception of pop music to drive the development of the nation's music industry was inaugurated on Aug. 27.
A tailor-made diving program, including a stranded American luxury ocean liner from 1937, was carried out at Green Island to train divers to explore underwater sites and to promote public awareness and appreciation for Taiwan's marine cultural heritage.
Books Kinokuniya, a Japanese bookstore chain founded in 1927, launched a permanent section in its Tokyo location to showcase a variety of publications from Taiwan, giving Taiwanese books a greater exposure in Japan.
For Huang Cheng-feng, second-generation drum maker and owner of the renowned Yongan Drum-Making Workshop, making drums is a lot more than a life-time calling, it represents a sense of accomplishment and family pride.
Yang Hsin-hsing is a tribal craftsman with more than 25 years of experiences producing Tsou tribe's traditional hunting bags. He knows the ancient weaving technique inside out, from ramie planting, harvesting the flowering plants, fiber extraction, producing threads, to grid pattern design of hunting bags.