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Taiwanese “Kano” Baseball Team Found its Field of Dreams in Prewar JapanBaba Masaki (Interviewer)

The recent film Kano chronicles the inspiring tale of a 1931 Taiwanese baseball team that made it to the championship of Japan’s “Kōshien” high-school tournament. Singer-songwriter Baba Masaki sat down with the producer and director of Kano, Wei De-Shen and Umin Boya, to learn more about the film and the legendary Kano baseball team.
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Japanese Artists in Taiwan: A Reciprocal Love AffairBaba Masaki

In recent years, growing numbers of Japanese actors and musicians have been building careers in Taiwan. Taipei-based musician Baba Masaki explores the historical and cultural background to this latest Japanese migration.
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Japan and Taiwan: Officially Strangers, Unofficially FriendsKawashima Shin

Surveys regularly show that many Taiwanese people feel a deep affinity with Japan. The close relationship was reflected in Taiwan’s ¥20 billion contribution to recovery in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami disaster in 2011. And yet there are no formal diplomatic ties between Tokyo and Taipei. What accounts for the good relationship?
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