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What the 2022 Diplomatic Blue Book Reveals About Japan’s Taiwan Policy
May 04, 2022

What the 2022 Diplomatic Blue Book Reveals About Japan’s Taiwan Policy

By Victor Lin
Japan’s concerns about stability in the Taiwan Strait have resulted in a new focus on the issue.

Taiwan Finally Lifts Japan Food Import Restrictions
March 08, 2022

Taiwan Finally Lifts Japan Food Import Restrictions

By KAWASHIMA Shin
The move to allow produce from Fukushima and other prefectures is a breakthrough in relations.
Taiwan’s Tsai Lifts Import Ban on Food From Nuclear Disaster-Hit Area of Japan
February 16, 2022

Taiwan’s Tsai Lifts Import Ban on Food From Nuclear Disaster-Hit Area of Japan

By Brian Hioe
The import ban on foods from Fukushima and nearby provinces has long been a stumbling block to closer economic relations between Taiwan and Japan, but Tsai Ing-wen is taking a political gamble by lifting the restrictions.

China Lashes Out at Japan’s Former PM Abe Over Taiwan Warning
December 02, 2021

China Lashes Out at Japan’s Former PM Abe Over Taiwan Warning

By Associated Press
Abe Shinzo’s pointed comments on Taiwan drew an angry reaction from Beijing.

Parsing Japan’s Support for Taiwan
September 11, 2021

Parsing Japan’s Support for Taiwan

By Pamela Kennedy
The Japan-Taiwan renaissance seen in 2021 may not last, but one element will certainly stay: the public acknowledgment that Taiwan and Japan’s security are linked.

Japan, Taiwan Lawmakers Discuss China Threat
August 28, 2021

Japan, Taiwan Lawmakers Discuss China Threat

By Shannon Tiezzi
The interaction between legislators was intended as the equivalent of more formal “2+2” talks.

Taiwan Receives Vaccine Donation From Japan as Outbreak Continues
June 05, 2021

Taiwan Receives Vaccine Donation From Japan as Outbreak Continues

By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan’s rush to vaccinate its population has led to political bickering over the potential use of domestically produced COVID-19 inoculations.
Prospects and Challenges for Japan-Taiwan Security Cooperation
May 21, 2021

Prospects and Challenges for Japan-Taiwan Security Cooperation

By Yuki Tatsumi
Tokyo has finally begun to openly recognize that the peace and security of the Taiwan Strait directly impacts that of Japan.

Lee Teng-hui’s Memorial Service Provides Catalyst for Diplomatic Outreach to Taiwan
September 22, 2020

Lee Teng-hui’s Memorial Service Provides Catalyst for Diplomatic Outreach to Taiwan

By Shannon Tiezzi
In addition to a U.S. under secretary of state, a former Japanese prime minister was also in attendance.

Taiwan Votes to Maintain Import Ban on Fukushima Food Imports
December 03, 2018

Taiwan Votes to Maintain Import Ban on Fukushima Food Imports

By Thisanka Siripala
While Fukushima suffered a blow, trade ties between Japan and Taiwan avoided any major impact.

Facing Chinese Pressure, Taiwan’s President Tsai Seeks ‘Survival Niche’
October 10, 2018

Facing Chinese Pressure, Taiwan’s President Tsai Seeks ‘Survival Niche’

By Shannon Tiezzi
Tsai Ing-wen promises to stay the course on cross-strait relations, while pursuing “values-based diplomacy” abroad.
The Great East Japan Earthquake and Japan-Taiwan Relations
April 12, 2018

The Great East Japan Earthquake and Japan-Taiwan Relations

By Shin Kawashima
Seven years after the disaster and relations are strong, with one exception.

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