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CCS Suga: Japan to lead efforts to persuade U.S. to remain in TPP

  • November 24, 2016
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 3
  • JMH Translation

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga commented on President-elect Donald Trump’s announcement of the U.S.’s withdrawal from the TPP during the recording of a BS TV program on Nov. 23. He said: “Japan will take the lead in persuading the U.S. The U.S. is a country that understands the importance of free trade. It is very, very important for Japan to assert its position firmly.” He indicated that Japan will lead efforts to persuade the new U.S. administration to change its mind. (Abridged)

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