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U.S. and Japan at odds over auto imports

by Tracey Samuelson May 24, 2019
Or whether Japan can actually deliver.
This December 8, 2017 picture shows workers assembling fourth generation Toyota Prius cars on the production line at the company's Tsutsumi assembly plant in Toyota City, Aichi prefecture.
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Why Japan’s leader wants to share global data

by Anu Anand Jan 23, 2019
Japan's PM says free-flowing data is key to future global economic growth.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a speech during the World Economic Forum annual meeting, on Jan. 23, 2019 in Davos, eastern Switzerland.
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What Japan and the U.S. hope to get from holding bilateral trade talks

by Mitchell Hartman Sep 27, 2018
Japan has agreed to start talking to the United States about trade on a bilateral basis. That’s the word from both countries after Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with President Donald Trump at the United Nations in New York…

U.S.-Japan trade talks open today in Washington

by Renata Sago Aug 9, 2018
Japan trade talks are set to open today in Washington, D.C. for the first bilateral trade meeting since President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership last year. It’s a high level meeting between Japanese Economic Minister…
Left, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Japanese Economic Minister Toshimitsu Motegi are meeting today in Washington, D.C. on trade.
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How U.S. trade policy risks isolating the country from traditional allies

by Tracey Samuelson Jun 11, 2018
President Donald Trump backed out of a joint statement with the other six countries of the G-7 and lashed out at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Twitter after Trudeau said Canada would push forward with retaliatory tariffs. A photo…

Abe's friendly relationship with Trump didn't earn tariff exemptions for Japan

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst May 10, 2018
Tokyo expected treatment equal to that of the European Union, one expert says.
President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe walk to their joint press conference at the White House last year.
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With North Korea looming, Japan heads to the polls

by Ryan Kailath Oct 20, 2017
Japan is holding a snap election on Sunday. Prime Minister Shinzō Abe is widely expected to retain power, with his party maybe losing a few seats from its huge majority. In many ways, the election is a referendum on the prime…

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Japan's trade negotiations may be troubled by currency

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Some are claiming the Bank of Japan is manipulating currency.

Japan prepares to vote

by Scott Tong Dec 12, 2014
Here’s a bright idea: in the middle of a recession, call an election.
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A bright new day at the World Economic Forum

by Anthony Reuben Jan 22, 2014
The World Economic Forum, the winter gathering of the powerful, kicks off today in the Alpine town of Davos, Switzerland.