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A supporter of KMT presidential candidate Hou Yu-ih in Taipei on Tuesday
Jan 10, 2024
Cross-strait relations hang in the balance with Taiwan election
Despite voter fatigue with the DPP and Lai Ching-te’s own lackluster campaign, his opponents have failed to articulate a compelling alternative.
Taiwan's Chief trade negotiator John Deng. Taipei is seeking to expand U.S. trade talks, as the island faces challenges from China in its effort to join the CPTPP.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 6, 2023
Taiwan looks to expand U.S. trade deal to counter isolation
The island’s trade officials are talking with their U.S. counterparts about broadening the scope of their current arrangement, reached earlier this year.
Pedestrians cross a street in the Zhongshan district of Taipei. Many voters on the island, especially those in their 20s and 30s, say they are weary of geopolitics and yearn for a campaign more focused on their needs at home.
Dec 5, 2023
The wild card in Taiwan’s election: Frustrated young voters
Beyond geopolitics, they yearn for more focus on bread-and-butter issues such as rising housing costs, slow income growth and narrowing career prospects.
Indo-Pacific Economic Framework leaders pose for a family photo at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in San Francisco on Thursday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 18, 2023
Indo-Pacific trade deal prospects dim as U.S. election year looms
Election-year pressures and resistance to tough commitments from some countries make a deal unlikely anytime soon, observers say.
Australian Trade Minister Don Farrell discussed a regional trade pact with Japan's economy minister Yasutoshi Nishimura during their meeting in Osaka on Sunday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 30, 2023
Australia reassures Japan on CPTPP and strength of relationship
Australian Trade Minister discussed a regional trade pact with Japan's economy minister during their meeting in Osaka.
Japan Times
Jul 16, 2023
U.K. formally signs up to CPTPP trading bloc
The move makes the United Kingdom the first new member and first European nation to join the bloc since it was created in 2018.
Japan Times
Jul 8, 2023
U.K. to sign CPTPP trade deal, shifting focus to China
The U.K. will next weekend become the first new member since the framework came into force, shifting attention to a list of other applicant countries headed by China.
Japan Times
Apr 22, 2023
Ukraine planning to apply for membership in major Pacific trade pact
If Ukraine follows in the footsteps of Britain and its bid to join the pact, the free trade bloc would continue to move beyond its Pacific roots.
Japan Times
Mar 31, 2023
U.K. to join Indo-Pacific trade bloc in major post-Brexit pact
The British government views membership of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership as a boost for economic growth and geopolitical relations.
Japan Times
Nov 19, 2022
China restates vow for freer regional trade, but path forward unclear
Noting that "only openness, inclusiveness and win-win cooperation is the right way forward for humanity," Xi said that China will continue working toward joining the CPTPP.
Japan Times
Oct 11, 2022
Japan and Canada to begin talks on intelligence-sharing pact
Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and his Canadian counterpart, Melanie Joly, have announced the two nations' "action plan" toward realizing a free and open Indo-Pacific.
Japan Times
Oct 9, 2022
Japan says Britain may join CPTPP free trade pact this year
Japan's economic minister, Daishiro Yamagiwa, said member nations could use the European country's case as a model for future aspirants.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 8, 2022
Japan business group in Taipei voices support for Taiwan's TPP bid
The head of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Taipei said that signing trade deals will help Taiwan boost economic growth.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 4, 2022
IPEF ministers to begin economic rules-making talks in U.S.
It will be the first in-person gathering of the IPEF, created by the U.S. to counter China's ascendance in the region.
Japan Times
Aug 24, 2022
Japanese envoy warns of a ‘sinister period’ of tension over Taiwan
Koji Tomita's remarks comes after a number of foreign delegations visited Taiwan in recent days despite the fierce objections of Beijing.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Aug 11, 2022
How Shinzo Abe left a legacy for Japan in geoeconomics
As well as being instrumental in the establishment of the "Quad" grouping, Abe was key to Japan's work on setting up the CPTPP trade agreement.
Japan Times
May 15, 2022
Talks over China's post-3/11 food import ban remain stalled for over a year
The deadlock over the ban could affect discussions on China's accession to a major Pacific free trade deal, sources said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 10, 2022
Japan expects launch of U.S. Indo-Pacific economic plan during Biden visit
Asian countries seek to boost U.S. economic engagement but have been frustrated by a lack of details since Washington quit a regional trade pact in 2017.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 28, 2022
Funds for farmers meant to offset trade pacts underused for years in Japan
The government had allocated a budget of over u00a52 trillion ($16.4 billion) to support the agriculture, forestry, and fisheries sectors from fiscal 2015 to fiscal 2021.
Japan Times
Mar 25, 2022
U.S. and Japan agree on new trigger level for tariff hikes on beef imports
Under the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement, higher tariffs can be imposed if imports of U.S. beef top a set quota or exceed the total amount in the previous year.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves