The Ministry of Education is encouraging high-school students to embark on overseas field trips with a view to enriching their knowledge and fostering a global perspective.
As part of the drive, the ministry earlier this month organized a delegation of high-school principals, teachers and administrators to conduct a fact-finding visit to Japan to assess the viability of high-school field trips.
Because of the preservation of traditional culture, Japan is regarded as one of the best places for high-school trips, in addition to South Korea, Saudi Arabia and Germany, according to members of the delegation that visited Japan last week.
The 75-member team was headed by Liu Yung-shun (
The group, divided into five teams, made separate visits to Hokkaido, Fukushima, Chiba, Yamanashi and Shinshu prefectures.
Liu said yesterday that they were warmly greeted wherever they went.