Hearts (and ears) in Japan
Hearts in TaiwanAugust 18, 2021x
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Hearts (and ears) in Japan

Annie Wang and Angela Yu

Japan has some of the more notable cultural influences on Taiwan due to its 50 year occupation of Taiwan from 1895 to 1945. We explore some of the marks that Japan has left and its unique approach to colonization of Taiwan. Annie's mom returns for a guest appearance.

The Empire of Japan (Wikipedia)
Kano - 2014 movie about the baseball team
Ear cleaning with mimikaki (JapanTravel)
Ear cleaning in Chengdu, China (BBC)
Ellie Yang Camp’s post on ear wax types (Instagram)
Symbolism of plum blossom 梅花 in Taiwan (Wikipedia)
The Twenty-One Demands from Japan to China in 1915 (Wikipedia)
Nanjing Massacre (Wikipedia)

Further reading
Taiwan as part of the Japanese empire (Encyclopedia Britannica)
Longing for the Spring Breeze song history (Wikipedia)

EVA Air Hello Kitty flights
EVA Air Hello Kitty flights to nowhere in August 2020 (CNN)
EVA Air flight map draws thumbs-up sign (Scooper)

望春風Longing for the Spring Breeze” was one of the first Taiwanese pop songs during the period of Japanese colonization.
Longing for the Spring Breeze cover by 薛詒丹 Dan Hsueh and 翁光煒 Wico Weng
Original recording of Longing for the Spring Breeze