edit: I've just read that Silence (2016) was also filmed in Taiwan.
A screen shot of the trailer of the film The Most Terrible Time of my Life (1993), (Japanese: Waga jinsei saiaku no toki, 我が人生最悪の時) starring Masatoshi Nagase, directed by Kaizô Hayashi (IMDB, Wikipeida, YouTube Trailer) shown below shows in the translated subtitles:
Filmed on Location in Taiwan; A Japan-Taiwan co-Production
Is there anywhere I can read further about this? Where was it filmed in Taiwan? Why was it filmed in Taiwan? The film is rich in visuals, Even the name Mike Hama (Mike Hammer) brings imagery.
Was the filming in Taiwan for visual reasons, or business, production, or plot reasons?