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Taiwan Plus 2022 returns to Tokyo this September

  • Date:2022-09-17~2022-09-18
2018 Taiwan Plus

After a three-year hiatus, the Taiwan Plus cultural event is returning to Tokyo, Japan in September under the theme "Taiwan Kichijitsu," which means "an auspicious day in Taiwan." The General Association of Chinese Culture (GACC) organized the event in Tokyo in 2018 and 2019 but was suspended in 2020 due to the pandemic.

According to GACC, Taiwan Plus 2022 will be held at the Ueno Onshi Park (上野公園) on Sep. 17 and 18. This year's event will not only gather many Taiwanese brands to present a variety of products, but also include an impressive music lineup by Taiwanese heavyweight musicians. As a preview, GACC shared two special parts of this year's event which include a collaboration with the Council of Agriculture to deliver fresh agricultural produce directly to Tokyo from Taiwan as well as an exhibition area that will be set up for cross-border cooperation.

GACC said that after the 2019 edition concluded, many Taiwanese and Japanese eventgoers were looking forward to the next edition of the event. However, when the pandemic struck in 2020, the event had to be postponed. Over the past two years, even though Taiwan and Japan experienced many changes but the relationship between people got even closer. This year's theme "Taiwan Kichijitsu" symbolizes good fortune for both nations, bidding farewell to the uncertainties and looking forward to a prosperous future.

The theme for Taiwan Plus 2018 is "Bunka Taiwan," which means "the culture of Taiwan;" and for Taiwan Plus 2019, the theme "Taiwan Shin Kankaku" means "a new feeling of Taiwan." In 2019, the total number of visitors at the event exceeded 80,000 within two days.

(Photo courtesy of GACC)