Japan: Pacific Rim pact offers best trade deals

Tokyo • Japanese officials are indicating Tokyo intends to pursue the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact despite the U.S. withdrawal from the agreement. In comments reported by the national broadcaster NHK on Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso said he believed the TPP trade talks would offer greater advantages to Japan than bilateral negotiations with the U.S. Aso made the comments at a conference in New York City. “There will be a discussion about possibly starting an 11-member TPP with...

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