TPP, security dog Clinton, Trump presidential bids

Jul 16, 2016

TPP, security dog Clinton, Trump presidential bids

With the Republican and Democratic parties set to hold their respective national conventions later this month, trade and Asian security have emerged as contentious issues for their presumptive presidential nominees, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Amid a populist surge in the United States in ...

Jul 13, 2016

Japan business chieftains urge Abe to push for early TPP ratification

The nation’s top business leaders urged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday to seek ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact during an extraordinary Diet session expected to be held in September. Business leaders submitting the written request to Abe at the Prime ...

Farm minister admits taking ¥200,000 from poultry lobbyist

Jun 28, 2016

Farm minister admits taking ¥200,000 from poultry lobbyist

Agriculture minister Hiroshi Moriyama admitted Tuesday receiving ¥200,000 in cash last year from the head of an industry body while holding a key position in the Liberal Democratic Party on negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership but before he joined the Cabinet. Moriyama said he ...

Japan rejects Clinton's TPP threat, won't renegotiate trade pact

Jun 22, 2016

Japan rejects Clinton's TPP threat, won't renegotiate trade pact

Japan does not plan to rework the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal despite U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s suggestion Tuesday that she may try to renegotiate it, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Koichi Hagiuda said on Wednesday. “We are not going to accept any request ...

May 19, 2016

Contentious TPP will only bring modest gains to U.S., report concludes

A contentious trade deal between the United States and 11 Pacific Rim nations would give the U.S. economy a modest boost, an independent federal agency reported Wednesday. The U.S. International Trade Commission said the Trans-Pacific Partnership would increase economic growth and create jobs. But ...