In order to normalize the diplomatic relations between Japan and China in 1972 and maintain the exchange relations between Japan and Taiwan and the practical level, the Japan Association for the Promotion of Japanese Exchange (JAPAN), in order to protect the Japanese nationals and Japanese tourists from entering Taiwan, stay in Japan, and their children, And cultural exchanges with Japan, and to facilitate the smooth development of trade, economic and technological exchanges between Japan and Taiwan. The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (formerly known as the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) approved the establishment of the Foundation. Since then, due to public interest legal system related to the adoption of three, approved by the Prime Minister, on April 1, 2012 restructuring for the public interest Foundation.
Despite the restructuring, business content has not changed. The Japan Exchange Association (JPA), in close cooperation with the Japanese government, handles all kinds of business relations with Taiwan without diplomatic relations. The Taipei office and the Kaohsiung office conduct business with the Japanese embassies and consulates in Taiwan, including the protection of Japanese nationals, the issuance of visas, economic and cultural exchanges, and various investigations.