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Ep 194 Lost Episodes | John Eastwood

By Felicia Lin

A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin:

This lost episode of Talking Taiwan features John Eastwood, co-managing partner at Eiger Law. In the original interview with John which was recorded October 2012, John talks about attending the Democratic National Convention of 2012, his involvement with the Democratic National Committee and Democrats Abroad, and the significance of the Japanese Taihoku prison wall in Taipei.

Stay tuned for my follow up interview with John next week as we check in with him 10 years later to get an update from him.

For the month of June we’ll be slowing things down by sharing lost episodes every other week, and in July we’ll be taking a break from the lost episodes. We’ve got a lot of great new content planned and we just can’t fit it all into our weekly publication schedule.


Here’s a little preview of what we talked about in this podcast episode:


  • At the time of the interview Eiger Law had won Taiwan’s law firm of the year for two years in a row
  • At the time of the interview Eiger Law had won awards for employment and compliance practices, for investment and employment practices (from Acquisition International), for corporate and MNA practices
  • Eiger Law was named Employer of Choice for 2012 (which was based on responses given by Taiwanese lawyers)
  • The Democratic National Convention in September of 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • How John is the first resident from within Taiwan to be elected to be a member of the Democratic National Convention
  • How John spent the summer of 2012 trying to get American citizens living abroad registered to vote on a nonpartisan basis
  • The politicians who spoke at the Democratic National Convention of 2012
  • The different events that Democrats Abroad Taiwan organizes including Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day activities to remember Americans who served and sacrificed for the freedom of the U.S.A.
  • The Japanese Taihoku prison wall in Taipei where 14 American airmen who held there as prisoners of war were executed in the final weeks of World War II
  • Who can join Democrats Abroad Taiwan


Related Links:


Democrats Abroad:


Democratic National Committee:


Democratic National Convention:


Congressman Mike Honda:


Congressman Rush Holt Jr.:


Bill Clinton speaks at the 2012 DNC (C-SPAN) – Full Speech:


Election 2012 | Joe Biden’s Full DNC Speech | The New York Times:


Election 2012 | John Kerry’s DNC Full Speech | The New York Times:


Ted Strickland, 68th Governor of Ohio:


Foo Fighters:


Taihoku Japanese prison wall in Taipei:

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