Aso pushes back on U.S. call for scrutiny of currency moves

Apr 23, 2017

Aso pushes back on U.S. call for scrutiny of currency moves

Finance Minister Taro Aso said Saturday trade imbalances cannot be fixed through exchange-rate adjustments alone, pushing back against Washington's calls to have more rigorous IMF scrutiny of currency moves. Earlier, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at the spring meeting of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund ...

Aso wary of inking bilateral trade deal with U.S.

/ Apr 22, 2017

Aso wary of inking bilateral trade deal with U.S.

Finance Minister Taro Aso on Friday sounded a cautious note about the potential benefits of striking a bilateral trade deal with the United States, saying it would not necessarily give Washington better terms than the multilateral Trans-Pacific Partnership accord, from which it recently withdrew. "There ...

Congressional group vows to boost ties with Japan despite TPP exit

Mar 28, 2017

Congressional group vows to boost ties with Japan despite TPP exit

A leader of a U.S. congressional group dedicated to promoting relations with Japan on Monday voiced eagerness to boost bilateral economic ties despite Washington's withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal. "Whatever happens with (a possible Japan-U.S. trade deal), we want to make sure ...