Hitoto Tae
  • Hitoto Tae 
  • By this author: 2 Latest posted: 2016.05.25
Actress, dentist, and writer. Born in 1970 in Tokyo to a Taiwanese father and Japanese mother. Lived in Taiwan as a child before moving to Japan at the age of 11. Author of Watashi no shanzu (My Box), Mama, gohan mada? (Is Dinner Ready, Mom?), and Watashi no Tainan (My Tainan). Sister of pop singer Hitoto Yō.
The Lure of Tainan: The “Roots” of Taiwan with Links to Japan2016.05.25

Taiwan is just a three-hour flight from Tokyo. Although it is a small island—around a tenth the size of Japan—its history of colonial control by a range of foreign powers gives it a unique, multicultural atmosphere. The capital of Taipei, known for its xiaolongbao steamed buns, night markets, and massage, is a particularly popular destination for Japanese travelers. The city of Tainan, some two …

Former Child Workers from Taiwan Preserve the Memory of Their Time in Japan2013.08.16

An invitation from a friend introduces Hitoto Tae, the daughter of a Taiwanese father and a Japanese mother, to men from Taiwan who served as child workers in Japan’s wartime armament factories.

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