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Remembering the 2011 Japan earthquake

Not the deadliest, but by far the costliest natural disaster in world history happened on March 11, 2011, when a magnitude 9.0 earthquake, the...

The forgotten Indian mutiny of 1946

A short, but critical event that hastened the end of British colonial rule on the Indian subcontinent took place on February 18th, 1946: the...

The controversy about Retrocession Day on October 25th, 1945

After the First Sino-Japanese War in 1894/95, by signing the Treaty of Shimonoseki on April 17th, 1895, China was originally forced to concede Taiwan...

Wansei Back, a movie about Japanese born in Taiwan

After the First Sino-Japanese War in 1894/95, by signing the Treaty of Shimonoseki on April 17th, 1895, China was forced to concede Taiwan to...

Eisenhower’s short visit to Taiwan in 1960

General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States from 1953 to 1961, was born on October 14th, 1890 in the city...

Sweet memories of Taiwan’s National Day celebrations

Taiwan, officially still called the Republic of China (ROC), celebrates its National Day on October 10th to commemorate the events which led to the...

Richard Sorge, German master spy in Japan

Richard Sorge, German press correspondent in Tokyo and head of a very successful Soviet espionage group during World War II, was born on October...

80 years ago, the Tripartite Pact was signed in Berlin

The Tripartite Pact, also known as the Berlin Pact, was an agreement between signed on September 27th, 1940 between Germany, Italy and Japan by...

Last kamikaze mission during World War II

The desperate Japanese suicide missions flown during the last stage of World War II in the Pacific, carried out by what was officially known...

How in Taiwan “barbarians” became “indigenous people”

Taiwan’s non-Chinese inhabitants had to wait for a long time to finally be able to use the name they prefer for themselves.

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