Deputy foreign minister named as Japan's chief TPP negotiator

Apr 25, 2017

Deputy foreign minister named as Japan's chief TPP negotiator

The government announced Tuesday that it has appointed a deputy foreign minister as chief negotiator for the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact, with an eye to bringing the deal into force without the United States. Keiichi Katakami takes up the post while still holding ...

Japan Inc. warily welcomes new economic dialogue with U.S.

Apr 19, 2017

Japan Inc. warily welcomes new economic dialogue with U.S.

Japanese companies are hoping the new Japan-U.S. economic dialogue will help them expand investment in the United States while bracing for tough demands from the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump. The dialogue is expected to “become a foundation for strengthening the two countries’ ...

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 ...