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The minister in charge of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade negotiations said Sunday that Tokyo can make no more concessions to Washington on sensitive issues after a Japan-U.S. meeting ended without progress.

“We had a very tense discussion on outstanding issues, but we reached no conclusion,” Akira Amari told reporters after meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman in Tokyo, suggesting they focused on tariffs on farm products.

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