Hokkaido: Taiwan’s Dairyland 北海道:台湾のデアリーランド

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Since I first arrived in Taiwan I have been amazed at the amount of snack foods bearing the name of Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island. It seems that certain Hokkaido meibutsu – especially milk, potatoes, and cantaloupe – are almost as well known in Taiwan as they are in Japan.

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I have always been fond of the “Wisconsin of Japan” analogy to describe Hokkaido, but perhaps it is even fair to describe it as the Wisconsin of East Asia?

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That’s probably pushing it, but still; at least in Taiwan, Hokkaido means dairy!

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