Why the U.S. and Japan both want to strike a trade deal

Justin Ho Aug 21, 2019
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Flags of the USA and Japan are seen while traders work at a foreign exchange trading company in 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images

Why the U.S. and Japan both want to strike a trade deal

Justin Ho Aug 21, 2019
Flags of the USA and Japan are seen while traders work at a foreign exchange trading company in 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images
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Senior U.S. and Japanese officials are meeting in Washington this week to talk trade. As American farmers face steep tariffs in the Japanese market, agriculture will be a big concern. But both sides are motivated to get a deal done.

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