The sun sets over downtown Taipei as seen from Taipei 101. Photo: EPA

Japan tourists flock to Taiwan amid Hong Kong chaos, South Korea dispute

  • The self-ruled island has already welcomed 2 million visitors from Japan this year as political issues put travellers off other regional destinations
  • Travel agencies also cite Taiwan’s proximity and the weakness of its dollar against the Japanese yen as reasons for the uptick in visits
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The sun sets over downtown Taipei as seen from Taipei 101. Photo: EPA
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Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Japan 24 years after he first arrived, but he quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He lives in Yokohama with his wife and children and writes for publications around the world.