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Taiwan, Japan share ideas on post-quake recovery

TAIPEI--Representatives from Taiwan and Japan met at a forum in Taipei Monday to discuss what Taiwan can learn from Japan's reconstruction since the latter country was heavily hit by an earthquake and tsunami last March.

A total of 450 participants have registered to attend the Taiwan-Japan Science and Technology Forum, where local and Japanese experts have been invited to speak on industrial challenges and precautionary measures in the post-disaster era, according to the Association of East Asian Relations, the organizer of the event.

Tsay Ching-yen, director of the association's Science and Technology Committee, said he hopes the exchanges can be transformed into substantial measures to improve bilateral cooperation.

“The impact of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami not only changed the lifestyle of Japanese people, but also urged the world to reconsider issues such as production systems, energy safety and international collaboration,” he said.

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