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Japan pushing bilateral, regional trade talks

Dec. 27, 2011 Japan has been advancing a series of trade talks recently to hammer out bilateral or regional free-trade agreements because it sees high-level economic partnerships as the key to revitalizing its stagnant economy. While announcing last month its plan to join multilateral talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, a U.S.-led free-trade initiative, this […]

In Japan, possible free trade deal comes with an argument

The Washington Post October 30, 2011 By Chico Harlan Original Source TOKYO — In an upscale neighborhood where Japanese buy their handbags and smartphones, furious farmers drove their tractors down the main road last week in their latest protest against a controversial regionwide free-trade pact. The stunt was an illustration of the way the country’s […]

Noda to declare participation in Pacific FTA talks at APEC

The Mainichi Daily News (Japan) October 30, 2011 mdn.mainichi.jp Original Source TOKYO (Kyodo) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda plans to declare Japan will join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade negotiations at a meeting with his Singaporean counterpart on the occasion of an upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum summit, sources close to the matter said […]

Japanese farmers protest against possible trade pact

The China Post‏ October 27, 2011 Original Source TOKYO–Thousands of Japanese farmers marched through central Tokyo on Wednesday to push the government not to join a regional free trade pact that will likely hit the nation’s small farmers. Expectation is growing that Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, who has said free trade deals are necessary for […]

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