Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's renewed pursuit of the Trans-Pacific Partnership may eventually benefit Japan as the likely accompanying trade expansion would provide a boost to Japan's economic growth.

At their meeting in Hanoi on Sunday, ministers from the 11 TPP countries agreed to complete preparatory work by November to put the free trade deal quickly into force, moving a step closer to implementing the pact.

While it remains to be seen whether they can bring the TPP to fruition without the United States, analysts say Abe should continue to patiently move the negotiations forward.