Japan intends to join Asia-Pacific pact

Nov 11, 2011 | 05:49 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  Japan, TPP, Asia-Pacific, trade agreement, Dave Camp, Kevin Brady, Australia, Honolulu

NEW YORK — The Japanese government’s announcement that it would join discussions concerning the U.S.-negotiated Asia-Pacific trade agreement has suddenly propelled the importance of the pact.

The world’s third-largest economy, Japan’s move to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) comes at a time when the export-dominant economy is facing political and economic pressures. TPP members were expected to reach outlines of the agreement at....

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