Business Nov 6, 2018

Cabinet sends Japan-EU free trade pact to the Diet

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a bill to ratify a massive free trade agreement with the European Union. The Abe administration hopes to gain Diet approval during the current extraordinary session through Dec. 10 to complete domestic procedures by the end of the year. If the ...

Japan and EU to work toward early ratification of FTA

Business / Economy Oct 22, 2018

Japan and EU to work toward early ratification of FTA

Japan and the European Union agreed Monday to complete respective domestic procedures before the end of the year to ratify a free trade agreement by March as planned. At the inaugural meeting of a high-level dialogue on trade, investment and energy, both parties also agreed ...

Business Mar 1, 2018

EU and Japan rush to activate trade deal before Brexit

The European Union and Japan are rushing to ensure their planned free trade agreement can take force early in 2019, ideally before the British exit from the EU, the lead negotiators of both sides said on Wednesday. Japan's ambassador for international economic affairs, Yoichi Suzuki, ...