Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said Wednesday he will not ask Washington again to revise a statement that he claimed misquoted his comments about Japan’s stance on free-trade talks.

“I don’t think I need to ask (the U.S.) again to correct” the statement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership because “it is confirmed that (the) comments were not directly quoted,” Noda told the Upper House Budget Committee in the morning after an opposition lawmaker urged him to ask Washington for a correction.

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