Japan is proposing suspending trade concessions made to the U.S. as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in order to resurrect the pact with the 11 remaining members
In September 2015, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe passed new security legislation permitting Japan to come to the aid of an ally under attack.This was a crucial step in Japan’s journey to becoming a ‘normal’ nation able to...
The China–Japan relationship is the most important relationship in Asia. It also has a troubled history.
Some 48% of bilateral trade between Japan and Thailand is settled in the yen or baht, compared with 51% in the U.S. dollar.
The results for the April-March period reflect how the Japanese economy is on a steady recovery track thanks to strong external demand.
Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao has called for more investments in infrastructure to support continued growth in Asia and the Pacific
Tokyo sees the TPP, which would have covered 40% of all global trade, as a “gold standard” of trade deals, given its inclusion of provisions not usually found in most trade deals, such as labor standards and governance and transparency standards.
Japan is looking to ratify a joint declaration during the meeting that will direct working-level staff to come up with ways of implementing the trade deal without the U.S.