The United States renewed calls on Japan to eliminate the Large-Scale Retail Store Law and other obstacles blocking the penetration of foreign products into the Japanese market, Japanese government officials said Sept. 12.

A U.S. delegation made the request during three-day talks that ended Sept. 12. The meeting was held under the framework of the Enhanced Initiative on Deregulation and Competition Policy, which was agreed to by Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto and President Bill Clinton at the Denver summit in June.

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