[Photo]See a larger photoAccording to Reuters, Japan’s Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on the 13th, “Japan plans to send an additional 1 million doses of AstraZeneca’s new corona vaccine to Taiwan this week.” Prior to this, Japan donated vaccines to Taiwan in June of this year and earlier this month. When the quantity of vaccines donated this time is combined, the total number of vaccines that Japan has donated to Taiwan has reached 3.4 million. In the early days of the pandemic of the new corona, Taiwan, which was called an epidemic-prevention and clean country, has seen a rapid increase in the number of new infections with the new corona since mid-May this year, and it is urgent to secure vaccines. To date, the cumulative vaccination rate in Taiwan is only at the 14% level. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan thanked Japan for receiving the vaccine donation despite facing a serious infection with the new corona. “The friendship between Taiwan and Japan is solid,” said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs appreciates the warm support and strong support of our liberal democratic partners.” It is analyzed that Japan’s vaccine support strengthened friendly relations with Taiwan, while the psychology of restraining China acted. In fact, the United States, which seeks to curb China’s influence in Asia, is also supporting Taiwan with about 2.5 million doses of Moderna vaccine. Currently, Taiwan is having difficulty securing vaccines due to worsening relations with China. Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen publicly announced on May 26 that the final contract had failed due to Chinese intervention when completing the vaccine purchase contract between Bioentech and Pfizer. On the other hand, as soon as the Taiwanese government has difficulty in securing vaccines, private companies are also embarking on helping to secure vaccines. Taiwan’s semiconductor contract manufacturing company TSMC and Apple’s iPhone assembly company Foxconn (Red Sea Precision Industry) conclude a purchase contract for 10 million Pfizer vaccines with Pfizer vaccine manufacturer Bioentech of Germany. I’m planning. TSMC and Foxconn plan to donate all of the vaccine they have secured to the Taiwanese government.