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Motegi comments on difference in positions on new trade talks with U.S.

  • October 10, 2018
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TBS reported on press remarks this morning by Economic and Fiscal Policy Minister Motegi, who was asked by a reporter about an apparent difference between the positions of the U.S. and Japan on the nature of the new trade talks that the Japanese side is referring to as “TAG” talks. On Vice President Pence’s recent remarks that “we will soon begin negotiating a historic bilateral free-trade deal with Japan,” Motegi reportedly stated: “Mr. Pence did not say FTA…. What has been decided between Japan and the United States is what was included in the joint statement” issued by Prime Minister Abe and President Trump at their summit in September. 

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