Taiwan's Japan Relief: Following The Money Trail


Taiwan's Japan relief: following the money trailThree years ago northeastern Japan was struck by a devastating earthquake and tsunami that caused one of the world's worst-ever nuclear accidents.

The relief efforts that followed included donations of money and technical expertise from around the world.

At the top of the list of country donors was Taiwan, Japan's island neighbor and one-time colony of 23 million people, who as of Dec. 31 last year had donated more than NT$6.8 billion (about $224 million), a sum that far outpaced even heavyweight contributors like the United States.