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2016/02/02 | Sid Weng
Too Many Tourists? Japan To Launch Preclearance Facilities in Taiwan
With the increase of Japan’s inbound visitors, the Japanese government plans to open preclearance facilities in several countries, including Taiwan, which ranks third in the number of tourists visiting Japan.
2016/01/14 | TNL 編輯
Taoyuan International Airport Ranks 170 out of 188 in Global On-time Performance Report
In the travel industry, punctuality is one of the most significant performance indicators. Every time a flight is delayed or cancelled, the responsible airlines and airport always suffer considerable loss, even losing loyal customers.
2015/12/29 | Yang
Japan and South Korea to Resolve Comfort Women Issue, What About Taiwan?
The Japanese government will provide a JPY one billion (approximately US$8.3 million) fund for South Korea and both of countries agree to put the comfort woman issue to an end. But Japan has not made any statement regarding the Taiwanese comfort women.
2015/12/26 | Yang
JPY One Billion Fund Might Resolve Japan-South Korea Comfort Women Issue
Japanese government hopes to put an end to the comfort women issue and that South Korea will never bring up the issue again. Meanwhile, it also asked to remove the comfort women statue in front of its embassy in Seoul and to promise to stop setting up statues of comfort women in the US.
2015/12/17 | TNL香港編輯
Japan Supreme Court Rules the Law on Surnames of Married Couples to be Constitutional
Although the law does not request wives to take their husbands' surnames, but since the Japanese society is deeply influenced by a male-dominant mindset, 96% of married women have given up their maiden names after getting married.
2015/12/09 | Kenzo
Japanese Media Says Taiwan Tourists Are Lowering Voices in Public in Fear of Being Mistaken for Chinese
The report points out that recently the Taiwanese tourists in Japan have been more quiet and low-key. It also mentions that the feeling of not wanting to be mistaken for Chinese people in the Taiwanese society has grown after the Ma-Xi meeting in Singapore.
Chinese People Living in Four Locations Believe Singapore's Society to be Most Progressed
A survey directed towards Chinese living in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore shows that the Chinese in these four locations consider Singapore's society to be the most progressed. After experiencing the General Election in 2015, the satisfaction rate of the government has improved a lot compared to two years ago, from being relatively dissatisfied to very satisfied.
2015/10/15 | Sid Weng
Japan Displeased with Inclusion of the Nanjing Massacre in the Memory of the World by UNESCO
During Chinese State Councilor Yang Jie-chi’s visit to Japan, UNESCO decided to include the 1937 Nanjing Massacre documents in the Memory of the World. Tokyo remains suspicious about the credibility of these documents and protests against the decision. Japan is also considering suspending its funding for UNESCO.
2015/10/06 | Yang
Tu You-you, First Chinese to Receive Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine
Tu has no doctoral degree, international experience or title as an academician at the China Academy. Even the Chinese official media, including Xinhua and CCTV, have raised the question why hasn't the Chinese academic field given Tu You-you recognition for 44 years?
2015/10/04 | Anita Chow
Chinese Tourists Storm Tokyo and Taiwan During Golden Week
Weibo users title their posts with words like, "Shinjuku occupied! Akihabara occupied! Shibuya occupied! Ikebukuro occupied! Tokyo basically has been under our control!" Japan has even created a new word, bakubai, to describe Chinese tourist's crazy shopping spree.
2015/09/20 | Yang
What's Wrong With the Rural Education in Taiwan?
Business icon Stanley Yen says methods that are meant to cultivate elites can't be implemented on all students. Why should the other talents and advantages of seventy percent of students be neglected?
2015/09/04 | Yang
Chinese Representative Absent at V-J Day Event to Protest Taiwanese Flag
The national emblem of the Republic of China was on the wreath representing Taiwan, and the Chinese representative thus boycotted the event and did not show up as protest. The seat arranged for the representative remained vacant throughout the ceremony.
2015/09/02 | TNL香港編輯
Japan Dolphin Hunting Season Starts and Two Conservationists Are Rejected Entry
Local police officers and villagers were supervising every move of conservationists in Taiji and the Japanese media even questioned why they were visiting the area. The authorities are unwilling to let them photograph anything, so they are even banned from carrying cell phones into supermarkets.