Tokyo-Taiwan and Japan are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding on patent examination cooperation at this year's Taiwan-Japan Economic and Trade Conference, which kicked off Tuesday in Tokyo.
A source familiar with the matter told CNA on Tuesday that an MOU on patent examination is expected to be signed on the last day of the two-day meeting.
Three other MOUs are also expected to be signed between the two countries, but the details of the pacts could not be disclosed publicly as of Tuesday, according to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
The two-day closed-door conference began with an exchange of greetings between Chiou I-jen (???), head of the Taiwan-Japan Relations Association (TJRA), and his Japanese counterpart Mitsuo Ohashi, chairman of the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association (JTEA).
The meeting is also being attended by Frank Hsieh (???), Taiwan's representative to Japan, and TJRA secretary-general Kuo Chung-shi (???).
The Taiwan-Japan Economic and Trade Conference has been held since 1976, with topics of discussions spanning a wide spectrum of issues, including agriculture, aquaculture, intellectual property and pharmaceuticals.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel