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2015/10/18 | 阿Ken

The Untold Stories of Taiwan-born Japanese During WWII

Wansei refer to Taiwan-born Japanese during the Japanese colonial period, including the children born to Japanese-Taiwanese couples. In 1946, Japan was defeated and the Wansei, who were repatriated to Japan, became permanent strangers. They had to start a new life in Japan with nothing but discrimination. People said they were losers of the war with epidemic diseases and even disapproved of their Japanese accent. Despite all of this, the Wansei still harbor special feelings towards Taiwan and regard it to be their hometown.

2015/07/31 | 阿Ken

Is the Taiwan National Immigration Agency Harassing Social Movement Participants?

The Taiwan Association for Human Rights is currently discussing whether or not to prosecute the negligence of the NIA and they expect to uncover the under-the-table operation of the immigration case review committee.

2015/09/03 | 阿Ken

A Rarely Known Provincial Government of Taiwan Has An Annual Budget of NT$ 90 Million

There is a Taiwan Provincial Government in the Zhongxing New Village in Nantou, but most people do not know that there is also a Fujian Provincial Government in Kinmen with an annual budget up to NT$ 90 million (approximately US$2.7 million), of which more than half are staff costs.

2015/10/23 | 阿Ken

Event Organizer of Water Park Explosion Says KMT Presidential Candidate Is Lying

Lu held a press conference on October 22, arguing that the prosecutors had not gone after the New Taipei City Government and also criticized Eric Chu, KMT 2016 presidential candidate, of claiming that the government did not know anything in advance. Lu indicated that Chu was lying and shirking responsibility.

2015/08/19 | 阿Ken

Livability Rate Declining; Taipei Ranks 60th Safest City in the World

The average livability rate has decreased by 1 percent since 2010, mainly because the stability (and safety) rate has declined by 2.2 percent.

2015/09/23 | 阿Ken

Four Tips from Japanese Expert To Improve Dementia

The first principle is to keep your brain busy. Research shows that people who have challenging jobs are less likely to have dementia.

2016/01/21 | 阿Ken

Chinese Netizens Bombard Taiwanese President-elect Tsai Ing-wen’s Facebook Page

Chinese netizens organized a campaign to breach China’s Great Firewall on January 20. They did not just leave “anti-Taiwan independence” messages, but some also said they leap over the firewall occasionally because they care about the real world.

2015/12/10 | 阿Ken

Taiwan Ranks First in 2015’s Global Evaluation on Open Data Index

UK's Open Knowledge Foundation surveyed 122 regions worldwide and made evaluations according to 13 criteria. Taiwan's rankings in governmental budget, national statistics, legal regulations, election results, geographic map data, pollution and emission, company registration and governmental spending have made great progress.

2016/01/29 | 阿Ken

International Students Will Get To Extend Their Stay In Taiwan After Graduation

In order to attract more foreign talents to boost Taiwan's productivity and competitiveness, the Ministry of the Interior will give international and overseas Chinese students a year after graduating to stay and find a job in Taiwan.

2015/10/23 | 阿Ken

KMT Presidential Candidate Plans to Turn Taichung into Capital of Taiwan

KMT presidential candidate Eric Chu says he will integrate Taichung City and Taichung County through road construction and urban planning to turn the region into Taiwan's capital. He also emphasizes that he will boost cross-strait economy to create a win-win situation if elected.

2016/01/11 | 阿Ken

Taiwan Government Launches Website and LINE Account for New Immigrants

The number of new immigrants has been increasing in Taiwan. How is the government attending to their needs?

2015/08/24 | 阿Ken

Taiwan Will Not Yet Regulate Speech on the Internet

The Vice Premier says there is currently no legislation needed for anti-cyber bullying, yet the society should develop a consensus on the issue and the regulations on Internet speech should also be carried out more rigorously.

2016/02/18 | 阿Ken

Taiwan and Japan In Dispute Over Fishing Grounds

After Taiwan and Japan signed the “Taiwan-Japan Fisheries Agreement” in 2013, there have been disputes and complaints from fishermen from both sides. Recently, local fishery groups in Japan have asked the Taiwan-Japan fishing area to be narrowed, raising strong protest from the Suao Fishermen’s Association.

2016/01/26 | 阿Ken

UK Grants Qualified Taiwanese Express Customs Clearance

After passing the UK's verification and becoming a RTS program member, one can enter the UK through a UK/EU entry lane or an ePassport-gate in airports with a chip (biometric) passport. Users no longer need to fill in landing cards, consult with immigration officials or have their fingerprints taken at the gate.

2015/09/21 | 阿Ken

Anything Behind China Issuing Electronic Taiwan Compatriot Travel Documents?

Starting from September 21, China will issue electronic Taiwan compatriot travel documents and the original paper passes will be discontinued. Premier Mao Chi-kuo says he did not know of the changes until he read the newspaper. Mao says China has already hurt the feelings of the Taiwanese by doing so.

2015/10/28 | 阿Ken

Taiwanese High Schools Offering Southeast Asian Languages Courses Due To High Demand

At first, the schools only opened courses for European, Japanese and Korean languages, but with the surge in the number of immigrants from Southeast Asia and their second generations, as well as Southeast Asia's rapid economic development, more high schools have started to offer courses for Southeast Asian languages.

2015/09/09 | 阿Ken

Retired Policeman Says Taiwan Authorities Tortured Murder Suspect into Confessing

This policeman talked to Qiu before, asking him why he confessed to the crime. Qiu said it was because the police tortured him, so he had to plead guilty first and then the court would grant him justice in the trial afterwards. However, the court never allowed him to reverse his confession.

2016/01/19 | 阿Ken

New Outlook on Cross-strait Agreements After Presidential Election

Voices from various industries call for a new cabinet to link up the Cross-Strait Goods Trade Agreement, while DPP holds a conservative attitude and asks the current government to continue performing their duties.