"Taiwan Shinzo Abe Friends Association" used the remaining funds from the newspapers in Japan to mourn former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to provide scholarships and scholarships for Japanese aspiring young people to study in Taiwan. The first batch of admitted students came to visit Taiwan recently.
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[Reporter Lu Yixuan/Taipei Report] "Taiwan Shinzo Abe Friends Association" uses the remaining funds from the newspapers in Japan to mourn former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to provide Japanese aspiring youth scholarships to study in Taiwan. The first batch of admitted students has been announced.
"Friends of Shinzo Abe Taiwan" also held a training camp from January 4th to 6th, leading 25 first-batch scholarship students to visit the north and south of Taiwan and learn about Taiwan.
In order to inherit the behest of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, promote the deepening of Taiwan-Japan relations, promote the security of the Taiwan Strait, and the peaceful development of the region, Taiwan-Japan friendly people established the "Taiwan Shinzo Abe Friends Association" in October last year.
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"Taiwan Shinzo Abe Friends Association" issued a press release today stating that the association will use the remaining funds from various circles in Taiwan to advertise in Japanese newspapers to mourn the former Prime Minister Abe a few months ago. In 2023, it will provide a maximum of 1 million yen per person. (approximately NT$220,000) One-year scholarships are given to more than 20 young Japanese with aspirations to study in Taiwan and experience the local culture of Taiwan, hoping to cultivate a new generation of "Taiwanese".
"Taiwan Shinzo Abe Friends Association" stated that the association has announced the list of 25 applicants for the first session, and held a training camp for applicants from January 4th to 6th, leading everyone to "understand Taiwan."
In addition to the 19 admitted students who have already studied in Taiwan and came from Japan to participate in this event, there are also 2 visiting students from Japan's Matsushita School of Political Science and Economics.
"Friends of Shinzo Abe Taiwan" pointed out that the awardees are scheduled to go to Tainan Science Park to visit the TSMC factory; meet Tainan Mayor Huang Weizhe; visit the Wushantou Reservoir Patian Yoichi Memorial Park; go to Kaohsiung Hongmaogang Baoan Palace Present flowers to the bronze statue of Jinsan Triple Times; visit the Kaohsiung City Council and Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Qimai; visit Taipei 101 and the Legislative Yuan.
On the afternoon of the last day of the event, a press conference and a welcome meeting for scholarship admitted students are scheduled to be held at the Grand Hotel to explain future plans for studying abroad.