Apr 19, 2016

After quakes, Japan is expected to delay TPP approval

The Diet is expected to defer ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact until after the current legislative session, as the government is giving top priority to responding to the powerful earthquakes in Kyushu.

Japan Diet panel resumes debates on TPP

Apr 18, 2016

Japan Diet panel resumes debates on TPP

A House of Representatives special committee on Monday resumed deliberations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal and relevant bills for the first time in 10 days. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other ministers attended the debates at the Lower House committee on the ...

Kerry defends TPP, hints candidates playing to Americans' trade fears

Apr 13, 2016

Kerry defends TPP, hints candidates playing to Americans' trade fears

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry defended a 12-nation Pacific trade agreement on Tuesday against what he suggested was fear-mongering by the leading U.S. presidential candidates. Without mentioning Donald Trump by name, Kerry argued that the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal that the Obama administration negotiated ...

U.S. presidential hopefuls united against TPP

Mar 31, 2016

U.S. presidential hopefuls united against TPP

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agree on almost nothing, except for their dislike of a sweeping agreement that would erase most tariffs and other trade barriers among the United States and 11 other nations. “Insanity,” Trump calls the deal. Democrat Bernie Sanders describes it ...