Taiwan and Japan are in discussions over Japan's plans to recognize Taiwan's international driver's license, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesman Michel Lu (呂慶龍) said yesterday. Lu made the remarks after news reports said that the Japanese government was looking into recognizing Taiwanese tourists' international driver's licenses. Taiwan is one of the main sources of foreign tourists to Japan. Lu said that although Taiwan was not a member country of the UN Convention on Road Traffic, many other countries have recognized international driver's licenses issued by Taiwan, including France, the Netherlands and Switzerland. He said such recognition was a practical consideration that had nothing to do with politics. According to Lu, Japanese tourists made more than 1 million visits to Taiwan last year, while more than 1.2 million Taiwanese tourists visited Japan during the same period.
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