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/ May 14, 2017

Shifting to FTA from TPP to halve economic benefits for U.S.

Shifting to a free trade agreement with Japan instead of staying with the Trans-Pacific Partnership pact will halve the long-term economic effect on the United States, an economist says.The activation of the original 12-member TPP, including the United States, would lift the country’s real ...

/ May 13, 2017

Abe's team sends mixed signals on joining China-led AIIB

The idea of Japan joining the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is finding renewed enthusiasm within the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, sources have said.The idea has advocates within the Prime Minister’s Office and the trade ministry, and is backed by Toshihiro Nikai, ...

/ May 9, 2017

Nominal wages fall first time in 10 months

Nominal wages in March dipped 0.4 percent from a year before to ¥277,512 per worker for the first downturn in 10 months, the government said Tuesday.Average real, or inflation-adjusted, wages in March also dropped 0.8 percent after rising the previous month, the Health, Labor ...