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Canada is trying to patch up frayed relations with the Japanese government after holding out on signing a major Pacific Rim trade deal championed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Tensions flared between the two countries after Canada effectively blocked progress on a deal to salvage the Trans Pacific Partnership, an 11-nation trade deal anchored by Japan after U.S. President Donald Trump quit the pact. Canada continues to push for revisions that leave the deal, created in part as a check on China’s economic clout, in limbo — days before Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heads to China himself.

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