The minister of international trade and industry expressed readiness Tuesday to hold bilateral steel talks with the United States, noting that Japan will take the opportunity to address Washington’s overuse of antidumping measures.

“We are willing to participate in the talks and express our concerns over their abusive use of antidumping measures,” MITI chief Kaoru Yosano told a regular news conference, referring to the U.S. proposal to launch official bilateral talks on the steel dispute.

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