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.