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A group of university professors urged the government Wednesday not to take part in negotiations on the multilateral Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade agreement, saying the country may not be able to protect its national interests.

The group submitted to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, as well as farm minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, a petition against Japan’s participation in the negotiations, which now involve 11 nations, signed by over 800 members of the country’s academic community.

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