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Japan and Taiwan, 50 Years Later
October 12, 2022

Japan and Taiwan, 50 Years Later

By KAWASHIMA Shin
It is 50 years since Japan and Taiwan broke off diplomatic relations.

Taiwan and the ‘Origin’ of the Normalization of China-Japan Relations
October 07, 2022

Taiwan and the ‘Origin’ of the Normalization of China-Japan Relations

By KAWASHIMA Shin and KAWASHIMA Shin
Why the current issues in the relationship can be traced to the 1970s.
Across Party Lines, Taiwan Mourns Abe Shinzo
July 14, 2022

Across Party Lines, Taiwan Mourns Abe Shinzo

By Brian Hioe
The former Japanese prime minister's support for Taiwan brought condolences even from the KMT, which is generally antagonistic toward Japan.

China Protests Taiwan’s VP Paying Respects at Abe’s Memorial
July 13, 2022

China Protests Taiwan’s VP Paying Respects at Abe’s Memorial

By Associated Press
Vice President Lai attended Abe's funeral service in Tokyo in his personal capacity.

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.

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