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Japan and the United States will begin negotiations in Tokyo next week on a social security pact to improve living and working conditions for nationals working in each other’s countries, the Foreign Ministry said Monday.

The talks, which will cover exempting expatriates from making pension payments in both countries, will take place from Monday to Thursday at the Foreign Ministry, the ministry said in a statement.

Japan will be represented by officials from the Foreign Ministry and the Health and Welfare Ministry, while the United States will send a representative from the Social Security Administration, according to the ministry.

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