- Real exchange rates in Asia actually on downward trend, says blogger.
- Global Voices on the LGBT parade this weekend. Poagao writes great post on his experience there, notes number of people out there motivated by the bigots on display last weekend.
- Rhonda Marie on local women and dating local men.
- Pemic rides Jihshan Road in Taipei, with the usual excellent pictures.
- The Dignified Rant says Ma should demand the destruction, not merely the removal, of missiles pointed at Taiwan.
- J Michael with another great piece on Chinese spying.
- Jerome compares the Diane Lee case to the Chen case.
- Taoyuan Nights on Japan's debt crisis.
- Sponge Bear, eager searcher for all things Japanese here, goes to the former copper mines
- Hanjie photos a temple parade.
- Ben on the CLA's drive for direct control of unions.
- David on the social media in Taiwan's elections.
- After viewing all the things Michella does, like wood block printing and writing on reporters and "gifts" and cycling, I've decided she's secretly twins
AWARDS AND EVENTS: Taiwanderful is organizing the annual Taiwan Blog Awards. Taiwanderful is a community website managed by David Reid and Gilad Feldman. David is the author of the popular Taiwan blog, David on Formosa. Gilad, based in Hong Kong, blogs about Asia at Fili's World. Register your blog there by Dec 1 to get in on the action!
Also, Jerome's monthly meet up is Saturday the 7th.
REFERENCES: An entire chapter on Taiwanese labor in the Japanese empire is online in this Google book on Labor in the Japanese Empire in WWII. Enjoy!
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