Taiwan bids farewell to beloved Hokkien-speaking Japanese diplomat

Formosa TV -- Mar 18
Yokochi Akira, Japanese deputy de facto ambassador to Taiwan, will leave his post at the end of the month. He got a rousing send-off at the Legislative Yuan on Friday after he gave a speech speaking not Mandarin, but Taiwanese.

Yokochi said he would really like another post in Taiwan in the future, but there were too many other Japanese diplomats lining up for the job. ...continue reading


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