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Mayor Attends Taiwan-Japan Transport Workers Exchange Gathering

On July 29, Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin took attended a gala dinner celebrating the 30th anniversary of exchange between Taipei Professional Drivers’ Union and All Japan Federation of Transport Workers’ Union.
Speaking on behalf of Taipei City Government, Hau began his address by expressing his warm welcome to all the dignitaries from Japan and Singapore. Citing his experiences from previous visits to Japan, the mayor remarked that Japanese transport workers are well taken care of by a number of agencies and organizations. For example, the drivers’ association in Japan will offer lessons on image-building and other training programs to certified drivers. He believes that these are expertise where the two sides can share and learn from each other.
Hau stressed that Taipei City Government will do its best to serve all drivers and help them resolve problems. He believes that through bilateral cooperation, Taipei City’s traffic will change for the better; it will also help improve driver benefits.
Representatives from both Taipei Professional Drivers’ Union and All Japan Federation of Transport Workers’ Union signed a protocol on exchange of visits on July 16, 1980. The visits and exchanges continue even today.
The visiting delegation from Japan is led by President Hayasaki Masanori of the confederation.