Saturday, August 23, 2014

A few links

This macro shot with my Sony DSC RX100 II turned out to be really nice.

I've begun work on a book on biking here with a couple of well known local expat riders. So expect blogging to take a hit. Exhausted today, enjoy some links....
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PeterW said...

I was just thinking the other day that you should write a book on biking in Taiwan..! Looking forward to reading it.

Anonymous said...

Regarding Taiwan's "forgotten" soldiers, they have suffered no worse indignity than other soldiers who fought on the losing side. How many Medals of Honor did the US govt award to the hundreds of well documented incidents of valor among the American on the Confederate side? Zero. To paraphrase Gen, Yamashita before he was hanged for trumped up war crime charges "it sucks to lose a war." Yamashita's point was that if Japan won, it would be MacArthur on the gallows, not him.
Regarding the allegedly discriminatory treatment of Taiwanese soldiers by Japan, there is no discrimination. There is a big difference between a Taiwanese person who serves Japan and a genuine Japanese person. The Japanese have always viewed Taiwanese as Chinese even if some Taiwanese do not view themselves as such. The Taiwanese soldiers should be thankful that they got anything from Japan even if it is only a fraction of what Japan gave its own soliders.