Nov 28, 2016

Ruling parties agree on two-week Diet extension

The ruling coalition decided on Monday to extend the extraordinary Diet session by two weeks, giving itself a window to pass bills on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and pension reform before the legislature closes for the year. The extension means the extra session ...

Nov 22, 2016

Trump vows to quit TPP 'on day one'

Donald Trump said Monday he would move to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal the day he takes office, in line with a central campaign pledge. “I’ve asked my transition team to develop a list of executive actions we can take ...

Obama says goodbye to world stage after eight years

Nov 21, 2016

Obama says goodbye to world stage after eight years

U.S. President Barack Obama bid farewell to the world stage Sunday, pondering his legacy, offering advice to his successor and discussing his post-presidential life at the end of his final foreign tour. His historic presidency and charisma have made Obama a rock star on ...

'Do trade right' Obama says in final farewell to APEC chiefs

Nov 21, 2016

'Do trade right' Obama says in final farewell to APEC chiefs

Pacific Rim leaders pledged on Sunday to advance free trade and regional economic integration in the face of rising protectionism under U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, who remains opposed to a major regional free trade deal. The leaders of the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum ...