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Taiwan: Movie used to mend Taiwan-Japan relations

Categories: East Asia, Japan, Taiwan (ROC), Film, History, International Relations, Politics

“Hatta Yoichi” (八田與一) is a Japanese animated film about a Japanese engineer who was responsible for the development of irrigation systems in southern Taiwan. Sponge Bear comments on an article discussing how Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou has used the release of the movie to improve relations between Taiwan and Japan [1].