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12019-11-18T15:46:58-05:00Kate McDonald306bb1134bc892ab2ada669bed7aecb100ef7d5f3511Source: East Asia Image Collection, Lin-Chia Feng Family Postcard Collection. Lafayette College. Easton, PA. Image number cf0287. "Wain Street Looking West, Taipeh." http://hdl.handle.net/10385/ng451j783.plain2021-06-19T09:28:49-04:00Taipei1918-1933East Asia Image Collection, Lin-Chia Feng Family Postcard Collection. Lafayette College. Easton, PA. Image number cf0287. "Wain Street Looking West, Taipeh." http://hdl.handle.net/10385/ng451j783.Copyright undetermined.Hiroko MatsudaHM-0014Kate McDonald306bb1134bc892ab2ada669bed7aecb100ef7d5f
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1media/Ishigaki 2.mp32019-11-18T15:46:57-05:00Taipei16Ishigaki Shincho migrated to Taiwan for the first time in 1929.plain2021-10-07T11:51:59-04:00Taipei25.0383, 121.564106/25/2004Hiroko MatsudaIshigaki Shincho
Ishigaki found his first job in Taipei, and began to work as a delivery person for a wholesaler of marine products. Later, he got a job in a printing factory, and began to attend evening school.
Ishigaki: I was wondering what to do in Taiwan. In the beginning, I spent five years in Taipei by doing various casual jobs.
Author: What was your first job in Taiwan?
Ishigaki: I worked at a printing factory. I managed to find this job. I joined the factory at the age of fourteen, and worked as an apprentice. I worked there for five years, and thought I shouldn’t continue any longer. Then, I tried to find another job.
Author: What did you do next, then?
Ishigaki: I found a job at a wholesale store of marine products.
Author: Did you work as a store assistant?
Ishigaki: No. I was a delivery person. My responsibility was to deliver products to retail shops. After work, I went to evening school. In short, I worked during the day, and studied at night school.
Author: What did you study at evening school?
Ishigaki: Evening school was similar to common schools. I learned English and other subjects for nearly three years, from the age of fifteen to eighteen, or perhaps nineteen. I lived in Taiwan in that way. Japan had ruled Taiwan for nearly twenty-five years when I first migrated to Taiwan. Taiwan was already like Japan. Taiwanese also spoke Japanese. I did not find any inconvenience over there. […]
I worked in the printing factory, and then the wholesaler of marine products. In total, I worked on such casual jobs for five years. Then, I thought I should find a serious job which I could continue for a long time. I moved to Kaohsiung to do something different. Well, but there were also not many jobs in Kaohsiung either. But, I eventually found an advertisement for a photo studio, and thought of living on photography. Then, I took the plunge and went to the photo studio.