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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 ...

Analysts point to Japan's untapped potential to boost the economy

Nov 17, 2016

Analysts point to Japan's untapped potential to boost the economy

Japan’s population is declining, deflation has returned, and the nation’s economy is still stuck in cycle of weak, stop-start growth. And yet, there are a number of hidden and underutilized resources that Japan could tap to try to escape this economic malaise. The Organization ...