In a move similar to the United States back in 1979, Japan announced (on 19 Feb 2014) that it is drafting legislation to legitimize its relationship with Taiwan. This article mentions this legislation could allow for increased economic and personal exchanges, but as it is still in draft we won’t know the exact boundaries.
However, what this does mean is that Taiwan and Japan are continuing to build stronger relations, possibly around the fact that they both see China as a growing threat in the region. As I mentioned earlier, Japan and Taiwan have been able to come to agreements regarding the Senkaku islands as well, even after PM Abe’s visit to Yasukuni in December–which goes to show both countries are attempting to solidify relationships even if there are disagreements between the two.
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