So far, Taiwan has not had any shown interaction in the webcomic with Japan, but an early illustration by Hidekaz Himaruya has her poking China on the cheek and telling him to leave Japan alone, which indicates that she prefers Japan over China (Though some fans think China is in love with Japan as well) and has led some fans to believe that she has a crush on Japan.
Due to their lack of canon interaction, fan interpretations of Japan and Taiwan's relationship are largely speculative, but it's generally assumed that China raised the other Asian nations as a family unit and that Japan and Taiwan hence likely grew up together, which would have given them time to interact with and potentially develop feelings for each other.
Since Japan historically colonized and ruled Taiwan from 1895 to 1945 with the intent of molding Taiwan into a showpiece "model colony", some fans assume that Taiwan lived with Japan during WWII before leaving and becoming the Republic of Taiwan.
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