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Despite Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s recent declaration that Japan will join the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, heated debate continues over the pros and cons of participating in the free-trade initiative.

One question that has surfaced repeatedly since Noda’s announcement is whether Japan can opt out of the U.S.-backed TPP if the government decides taking part would undermine national interests.

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