New negotiator to head Japan's FTA talks with EU next week

Mar 30, 2017

New negotiator to head Japan's FTA talks with EU next week

Japan and the European Union will hold working-level talks on a bilateral free trade agreement from April 3 to 5, with Tokyo’s contingent headed by a new chief negotiator, the Foreign Ministry said Wednesday. The latest round of talks in the capital comes after ...

Abe, Merkel agree to work with U.S. to promote trade

/ Mar 21, 2017

Abe, Merkel agree to work with U.S. to promote trade

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed Monday that Japan and Europe should work together with the United States to promote free trade. “At a time when a protectionist movement is growing in the world, Japan and Europe must cooperate with ...

Trump, EPA ally Pruitt look to curb Obama-era vehicle fuel standards

Mar 16, 2017

Trump, EPA ally Pruitt look to curb Obama-era vehicle fuel standards

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that the administration will re-examine federal requirements governing the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks, moving forcefully against Obama-era environmental regulations that Trump says are stifling economic growth. Trump was set to reveal his plans during a speech at ...

Abe to meet with EU leaders later this month

/ Mar 10, 2017

Abe to meet with EU leaders later this month

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Thursday that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Brussels on March 21 to meet with European Union leaders. At the meeting, Abe and the EU leaders, including EU Council President Donald Tusk, are likely to reaffirm their determination ...