日本統治台灣期間，正值西方 、 日本 近代化蓬勃發展時期，如同英國促使香港的蛻變，日本亦為台灣帶來近代化的光與影，並留下許多日本文化遺緒。戰後蔣介石政府曾欲禁絕日本文化「遺毒」，但此「遺毒」卻如日語中所謂的「影之強敵」（KAGE NO KYOUTEKI）—存在但看不見的強敵—般，不僅存在，且似已成為台灣文化中的一部分。 The Japanese colonial era in Taiwan (1895-1945) coincided with an effervescent surge of modernization in the West and Japan. Just as he British brought about a dramatic metamorphosis in Hong Kong, the Japanese exerted a strong modernizing impact upon Taiwan with bright and dark sides, in addition to which it has left a strong Japanese cultural imprint on its society. In the post-war years, with the return of Taiwan to Chinese rule, the Chiang Kai-shek regime strove to uproot the "residual poison" of Japanese culture from Taiwan, but this "residual poison" has proven to be, as the Japanese might put it, a kage no kyouteki, or "shadow foe" --something not obviously perceptible yet present nonetheless. Indeed, that "poison" not merely continues to exist, but has become a part of Taiwan culture.
台灣歷史的鏡與窗 = The mirror and the window of Taiwan history, pp.146-155