老外看台灣/日媒報導:日人罹患為珍珠而活的「台灣症」原來是因為 | Have you heard of ‘Taiwan obsessed symptoms’?

【看英文中國郵報學英文】交通部觀光局週二推出影片「台灣症流行篇」,描述日本新聞報導日本人普遍感染「台灣症」,包括珍珠狂熱、隨時坐在地上看書、出現許多奇怪手勢等等。創意影片一出,網友大讚:「觀光局影片太幽默了!」

A Japanese broadcaster recently reported on the three “symptoms” Japanese travelers could catch during their travel in Taiwan based on a video, titled “Taiwan obsessed symptoms” produced by the Tourism Bureau. The aforesaid symptoms include the tapioca craze, reading while sitting on the floor and doing “weird” gestures.

影片提到,由於2019年日人來台人數突破200萬,台日交流頻繁,因此提醒民眾去台灣遊玩務必小心染上「台灣症」。影片最後出現贊助商「Taiwan (台灣), The heart of Asia(亞洲之心)」,網友才恍然大悟這是廣告。

The entertaining video, which also highlights that the number of Japanese travelers to Taiwan reached 2 million in 2019, further recommends being cautious of the alleged “Taiwan disease” during your local travel. It ends with the official logo “Taiwan, The Heart of Asia,” further suggesting that it is an advertisement. 

「台灣症流行篇」影片提供日文、中文字幕版,還有分成30秒、60秒版本,創意影片不到兩天就吸引超過8萬人次觀看。

The YouTube video, which features both Chinese and Japanese subtitles, has drawn more than 80,000 views within two days. 

網友紛紛在影片下留言:「這太幽默」、「我真的以為是日本新聞片段」、「希望創意廣告能持續下去」。

In response to the video, some netizens said “this is hilarious,” while others said, “I thought it was a clip of the Japanese news broadcast.” Some also said, “I hope that there will be more creative advertisements like this.”