In 1895, The Qing Dynasty ceded Taiwan to Japan as part of the 1895 Treaty of Shimonoseki. In the same year, Japanese government appointed Kabayama Sukenori to be Japanese Governor-General of Taiwan and established Regulations of Japanese Taiwan Government (False). Sotokufu had power of military authority and civilian affairs, and became central government during Japanese Colonial Period.
Communique of Taiwan Sotokufu was the major government gazette which published laws and decrees during 50 year of Japanese Colonial Period. Communique of Taiwan Sotokufu was not only an important source for research in colonial management, colonial business, law and military system, but also essentials of operations of legislation, executive, judicial during Japanese Colonial Period.