Japanese swimmers complete gratitude swim to Taiwan


Six Japanese men swam 150 kilometers (95 miles) through heavy winds and rough seas to reach the Taiwanese coast Monday in a show of gratitude to Taiwan for its US$260 million aid after the March earthquake and tsunami. Taiwan’s foreign minister Timothy Yang said at a cocktail party to welcome the swimmers, that he was most impressed with the Japanese people’s calm attitude and persistent determination to help each other after the disaster, and that he expects Japan to regain its prosperity soon. Read The Associated Press and Focus Taiwan

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