Sep 30, 2016

Japan starts talks on farmer income insurance in response to TPP

The government and the ruling bloc started talks Friday on a proposed insurance program to cover possible falls in farmers’ income stemming from free trade deals. The insurance scheme is intended in particular to help cushion any impact on farmers when the Trans-Pacific Partnership ...

Sep 27, 2016

Japan versions of TPP documents turn up 18 mistranslated parts

Eighteen mistranslated parts have been found in the official Japanese translation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership documents, it was learned on Monday. The Foreign Ministry reported the mistranslations at a meeting with the main opposition force, the Democratic Party, on the day. The ministry notified ...

Sep 20, 2016

Abe urges Congress to approve TPP 'as soon as possible'

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged the U.S. government on Monday to win congressional approval for the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact “as soon as possible” to ensure early implementation of the 12-nation deal. “Japan and the U.S. must each obtain domestic approval of the ...

Obama enlists Republican Gov. Kasich to push for TPP trade deal

Sep 17, 2016

Obama enlists Republican Gov. Kasich to push for TPP trade deal

Ohio’s Republican governor, John Kasich, took over the White House briefing lectern on Friday to praise the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, an unusual move that shows how hard President Barack Obama will push for the trade deal’s approval. Obama, a Democrat who will leave office ...