Warning on Japanese deer
Visitors to Nikko, Japan, are being warned to be on the alert for deer, after two Taiwanese were injured after being charged by a wild deer on Sunday. The two women, both 54, fell on Sunday morning after being startled by the deer near the railway station in Nikko, a local police spokesman said yesterday. The animal charged toward the pair before bolting into a nearby shop, where it smashed dozens of bottles, and then ran off into nearby woods, he said. “The tourist season will be in full swing soon,” he said. “We wanted to get the word out and tell people what happened.” Nikko, alongside Tokyo and Kyoto, is a popular destinations for visitors to Japan.
‘Beyond Beauty’ wins award
The documentary Beyond Beauty — Taiwan From Above (看見台灣) has won a special jury award for creative excellence and a gold medal for cinematography at the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival. The documentary, directed by Chi Po-lin (齊柏林), won a Special Jury Award on Saturday as an independent theatrical feature, one of 10 film categories at the festival, which opened on April 4 and closed on Sunday. Panelists also recognized the film’s cinematography with a gold medal — the second-highest honor in a secondary category. Chi said at the award ceremony that he made the film hoping to introduce Taiwanese to the beauty of their own land and show them how development has damaged it. The award will help more people learn more about Taiwan, Chi said. Other award-winning works from Taiwan at the festival included Jam (果醬) by Liu Yueh-ming (劉岳銘), which won a Special Jury Award as an independent short. The Houston festival, now in its 47th year, drew 4,500 entries from 33 countries this year.