National / Politics Nov 5, 2016

Farm minister may face a no-confidence motion Tuesday over TPP gaffes

The Democratic Party is considering submitting a no-confidence motion — possibly Tuesday — against the farm minister who made a series of gaffes related to parliamentary proceedings over whether to approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, political sources said Saturday. The minister, Yuji Yamamoto, has ...

Business Sep 9, 2016

Farm chief, Kennedy reaffirm plan to ratify TPP 'at an early date'

Farm minister Yuji Yamamoto and U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy have affirmed the readiness of the two countries' governments to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact "at an early date." During a courtesy call by the U.S. envoy on Thursday, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries ...