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As APEC trade ministers meet in Indonesia this week to discuss strengthening regional trade links, Japan will enter another critical phase for joining the talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which involves many members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.

During the two-day meeting starting Saturday in Surabaya, the ministers of 21-member APEC, which accounts for nearly half the world’s economic output, are scheduled to discuss free-trade schemes to increase economic integration and ways to attain sustainable growth and eliminate protectionism.

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