Abe resolved to win Diet approval for TPP during current session

Oct 7, 2016

Abe resolved to win Diet approval for TPP during current session

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday showed his resolve to win Diet approval for the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact and related legislation during the current extraordinary session ending Nov. 30. “Japan should approve the TPP pact before the other (signatory) countries and build ...

World Bank and IMF take on opposition to globalization

Oct 7, 2016

World Bank and IMF take on opposition to globalization

Global finance leaders on Thursday publicly confronted the rising unpopularity of trade liberalization, saying world economies need to strive for more inclusive growth. With Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump leading a surge of anti-free trade sentiment in the United States, and Britain voting to ...

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 ...