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