Taiwan-Japan visa program to expand

WORKING HOLIDAYS: Taiwan-Japan Relations Association Chairman Chiou I-jen said that the program enhances cultural understanding between the two nations

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 22, 2019
By: Peng Wan-hsin and Jonathan Chin  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

The annual quota for young people joining the Taiwan-Japan working holiday program is

Taiwan-Japan Relations Association Chairman Chiou I-jen, second right, and Japanese Representative to Taiwan Mikio Numata, right, pose for a photograph at a news conference in Taipei yesterday beside Japanese expatriate Kazuhiro Jinpei, left, and Taiwanese expatriate Wang Wen-hsuan.Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

to be doubled from next month, the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association said yesterday.

The association, which represents Japanese interests in Taiwan in the absence of formal diplomatic ties, made the remarks at a news conference in Taipei to mark the 10th anniversary of the program.

Taiwan-Japan Relations Association Chairman Chiou I-jen (邱義仁) said that Taiwan is grateful for the Japanese government and the Japanese association’s decision to boost the quota to 10,000 for each side.

The program enhances genuine cultural understanding between the two nations by giving young Taiwanese first-hand experience of living and working in Japan, Chiou said.
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