July 24 - Taiwan's biggest condom manufacturer, Taiwan Fuji Latex, will soon open a tourism factory to educate the public on condom production and contraceptives. Tara Cleary reports.
It's not that remarkable - condom production in Taiwan. What is unusual is the tourist presence. Taiwan Fuji Latex Company, the territory's biggest condom manufacturer, is turning one of its factories into a museum. The country's 1980's population increase saw an explosion in condom manufacturing. But now that the birthrate has dropped, fewer Taiwanese are using the rubber protection. The company's President Steven Yu says the museum aims to educate young people about safe sex. SOUNDBITE: Steven Yu, President of Taiwan Fuji Latex Company, Ltd., saying (Mandarin): "We want to keep our roots in Taiwan and educate the young people about how to protect themselves and love their partner. This is our goal and responsibility." And once the word leaks out, the Taiwan Fuji Latex Company hopes its new museum will quickly fill up.