For the first time, Japan has directly commented on the crisis around Taiwan and the increasing military might of China. Japan has said it will defend Taiwan together with the US should China invade. Today we declare with holy faith that when the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy. We bless Taiwan to prosper. We bless the Church in Taiwan to be strengthened and encouraged. We bless every effort of Christian ministries in Taiwan to reach the nation with the love, grace and salvation of Jesus Christ (The Bible, Proverbs 11:10).