Recently the Mainich News reported the following:
It was understood that in June during a national security meeting which was directly under the control of the Taiwan Presidential Office, in order to strengthen campaigns that aimed at raising the sovereignty consciousness of the Taiwanese toward the Senkaku Islands (Okinawa Prefecture) , it had agreed to offer 600,000 Taiwan dollar (about 1,500,000 yen) as subsidy to a private enterprise the "Chinese Bao Diao (Defense Senkaku) Association" of Taiwan. The Chinese Bao Diao Association had repeatedly making trips aiming at landing on the Senkaku Islands, and also continued the provocative action such as going into the exclusive economic zone of Japan last year; the distrust of Japan towards the Taiwan authorities was likely to increase.
According to the data of the national security meeting which the legislative official (Diet member) of the opposition party, the Democratic Progressive Party released on September 26, the subsidy was a means to promote the "correct" relationship of Taiwan towards the Senkaku Islands. The meeting also decided on setting up a "long-term support system" within the Chinese Bao Diao Association. It also decided to provide the Ministry of Education (Department of Education) and universities etc. a total of 3,150,000 Taiwan dollars (about 8 million yen).
The timing of this national security meeting during which the promise was made was the 40th years of memorial day (June 17) that Japan and the US signed the Agreement for the Return of Okinawa, with the Senkaku Islands as part of the Okinawa Prefecture; it was expected to activate the activities of Chinese Bao Diao Association etc.
It seems that the current Taiwan government is taking a more active stance over the Senkaku Islands disputes.