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Japan may face difficulties responding to U.S. demands for market opening

  • April 5, 2018
  • , Yomiuri
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Yomiuri wrote that amid the escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing, Japan may run into difficulties dealing with trade issues because the United States is concerned about its trade deficit with Japan and may step up its market-opening pressure on Tokyo. The paper wrote that although the steel tariffs will likely be taken up for discussion at the planned U.S.-Japan summit on April 17-18, there is concern within the GOJ that the United States will call for launching FTA talks if Tokyo asks Washington to exempt Japan from the tariffs.

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