Man gets letter from his 106-year-old Japanese teacher 相隔八十載 台日師生情

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 31, 2015

“I am so happy to learn that my second-grade elementary school teacher is still alive!” says

Yang Tusheng, fourth row and ninth from the right, and his classmates and teachers pose for photos in Taichung in 1939 when Taiwan was a territory of Japan. 楊塗生,第四排右九,與同學老師一起合照。時為1939年,台灣為日本領土。  Photo: Chen Chienchih, Liberty Times  照片:自由時報記者陳建志

Yang Tusheng, fourth row and ninth from the right, and his classmates and teachers pose for photos in Taichung in 1939 when Taiwan was a territory of Japan.
楊塗生,第四排右九,與同學老師一起合照。時為1939年,台灣為日本領土。 Photo: Chen Chienchih, Liberty Times 照片:自由時報記者陳建志

Yang Tusheng, who lives in Taichung’s Wuri District. Two days ago, his classmate Yang Hantsung’s son, Yang Penjung, gave him a letter and pictures sent by their Japanese teacher, Ms Takagi, who is a centenarian. He said with great delight, “My teacher has reached 106 years old. I must personally write a letter to her, telling her what it has been like for us over the past 80 years.”

Yang Tusheng is already 90 years old, but is still in good shape and has a good memory. “Ms Takagi was our second-grade homeroom teacher in the elementary school. She was a very diligent teacher. Although her father was a police officer, many very senior students would naughtily cut her skirt apart, using scissors.”     [FULL  STORY]

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