Favored by Obama, TPP deal draws ire at Dem, GOP conventions

Jul 27, 2016

Favored by Obama, TPP deal draws ire at Dem, GOP conventions

It is 30 chapters long and almost nobody has read it, but the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is the unlikely villain at both political conventions. In Philadelphia this week, opponents interrupted Democratic National Convention speakers with chants of “No TPP” and expressed relief that ...

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 ...