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2016年10月28日金曜日

Taiwan revisited

 I have visited Taiwan recently after an interval of 6 years. 
Much time has passed and much has chaged in both Taiwan and me.

 Sometimes one would realize that expressing something in fremd language is easier than expressing it in mother-tongue, notwithstanding the shameful and erroneous way of writing, just as you are reading now.
 Non-mother-tongue writing makes you feel better in a sense that it can depict what really happened as if it were nothing but a dream. That would make otherwise an unendurable pain into something like a tender phantom of a dream as if a "merciful" anesthesia was given to him. In short, that is a cunning way of making the past less painful.

 What had happened and what is now happening seem to me a dream, but then again, is there anything other than ephemera in human life?
 Human history itself is a short dream in this universe.

10/23 Shinchitose to Taoyuan International Airport

10/24 National Palace MuseumGold MuseumJinfen village

10/25 Taipei Fine Arts MuseumEvergreen Maritime MuseumChimei Museum

10/26 Southern Branch of Nationa Palace MuseumChiayi Municipal Museum(wiki in Chinese), National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

10/27 Asia Museum of Modern Art, Taipei National University of the Arts, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Miniatures Museum of Taiwan

10/28 Taoyuan International Airport to Shinchitose

 Taoyuan International Airport reminds not only me but also many Japanese of one violent Korean; Jang Myeong-nam.

quoting from Wiki
On March 21st 2015, Ryu[Jang Myeong-nam] flew to Taoyuan International Airport after an invite from Taiwan's cultural office, only to spark an incident when he was told to step aside and fill out his entry form. Inebriated, Ryu got into an argument and assaulted an immigration officer, breaking the officer's leg in the process.(unquote)

 The world has never seen a traveler who broke a immigration officer's leg bone up until this violence which a Korean criminal brought about.
 This violence case showed two facts.
 One : Taiwan government and Taiwanese do not give a damn about Korean's pretention to be a Japanese. So many Korean who live in Japan and whose nationality is Korea are pretending to be Japanese and will never accept to be exposed publicly their real nationality. They would say that Japanese discriminate them once their Korean-nationality come out. 
 Two : Most of Japanese mass-media did not inform Japanese people the truth as to this violence in Taiwan, namely Japanese media reported Jang Myeong-nam as a "Japanese actor" with self-proclaimed Japanese name.
 For instance, one of TV channels in Japan :TV Asahi, which is substantially one of branches of Asahi Shimbun (Japanese most "reliable quality" paper ) found no shame in broadcasting this Korean rascal as Japanese actor.
 It might have set off a firesome criticism among Taiwanese against Japanese had it not for the truth-reporting-Taiwan-media. 









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