The China Post
Date: December 1, 2016
By: Joseph Yeh
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan and Japan on Wednesday signed two memorandums of understanding
(MOUs) on language exchange and product safety cooperation, as annual trade and economic talks between the two countries concluded in Taipei.
The two MOUs were signed by Japan Interchange Association (JIA) Chairman Mitsuo Ohashi and his Taiwanese counterpart Chiou I-jen (邱義仁), chairman of the Association of East Asian Relations (AEAR, 亞東關係協會), at the conclusion of the annual Taiwan-Japan Trade and Economic Meeting.
The two groups are quasi-official organizations set up by their respective governments to handle bilateral affairs in the absence of official ties.
According to the Education Ministry, the MOU on language exchange is targeted at high school students from Taiwan and Japan, allowing them to visit each other’s countries on language exchange and study trips. [FULL STORY]