Newspaper article China Post

17 Taiwanese Shoplifters at Tokyo Disney Arrested in Past Two Years

Newspaper article China Post

17 Taiwanese Shoplifters at Tokyo Disney Arrested in Past Two Years

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- During the past two years, 17 Taiwanese have been arrested for shoplifting in Tokyo Disneyland's gift stores. In response, Ministry of Foreign Affairs ([...]) officials have called on people not to damage Taiwan's image abroad due to impulse.

Tokyo Disneyland Resort has become a popular tourist attraction that many choose to visit while traveling to Japan.

News about nine shoplifting arrest involving Taiwanese tourists at Disneyland gift shops initially were reported on last year. While the Tourism Bureau ([...]) stated that half of the shoplifting was "by accident," authorities' records show that thefts are still happening.

According to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan ([...]), from May 2013 to June this year, 17 Taiwanese had been caught red-handed while shoplifting. The office said that most of those caught were young women between the ages of 20 and 40, while the first man was arrested this year. …

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