The Japanese driver made his first appearance of the season at Suzuka after replacing Fredy Barth in the Wiechers-Sport BMW.
Taniguchi impressed in the Asia Trophy, emerging as the leader with 16 points after claiming successive second place finishes.
His rivals in Shanghai will be five drivers from Macau – Jeronimo Badaraco, Filipe de Souza, Ng Kim Veng, Mak Ka Lok and Ho Wai Kun.
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