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Ex-economy chief Amari feels Trump misunderstands TPP

Jan 24, 2017

Ex-economy chief Amari feels Trump misunderstands TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, which U.S. President Donald Trump backed his country out of on Monday, is actually the best way to achieve the fair trade in Asia that he promised American voters, former Japanese economy minister Akira Amari has said. A ratified ...

Dec 7, 2016

Economy is about to grow by ¥19.8 trillion, at least on paper

Japan’s economy will grow by an amount equivalent to New Zealand’s economy in the blink of an eye on Thursday. That’s when the government announces the revision of gross domestic product data, using a new accounting standard. Nominal GDP was ¥500.6 trillion for fiscal ...