There are many similarities between the geographical situation of Daigo and Taitung. Both of these locations boast beautiful natural scenic tourist destinations. Jieda Elementary and Choritsu Namase Elementary have both developed their strengths which makes the partnership perfect. For example, the principal of Choritsu Namese Elementary school, Shimizu Yotaro, is experienced in Information and Communication Technology. The school’s teaching theology incorporates ICT and Environmental Education. The school uses Google Chat and Google Workspace in their classrooms, for example. The education team has rich experience using virtual education. Jieda Elementary is situated in Jinfeng Township which is made up mainly of Paiwanese people. The school focuses on arts, including sharing the aboriginal floral lei, clay art, shell ginger weaving, and other handicrafts. The school has plans to teach traditional dance and also hopes to promote Taitung’s food and farming courses, such as introducing millet, red quinoa, and roselle flower.
This interactive event will serve as a base for future interviews and collaboration. We trust that as Taiwan and Japan’s relationship grows closer, there will be many opportunities for students from both countries to learn from each other and promote the next generation’s international view and enhance their international outlook. (Photo source: Taitung County Government)