TAIPEI -- At the start of June, there was tension in Taiwan as it struggled to source vaccines to battle its first serious COVID-19 outbreak. Japan came to the rescue, flying in 1.24 million doses, more than doubling the island's supply.
Taiwan officials didn't mask their deep gratitude. "As foreign minister, I shouldn't share personal feelings in public," tweeted Joseph Wu. "But after yesterday's #Vaccine donation & the boiling emotions in #Taiwan, what the heck. I LOVE #JAPAN!"