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Japan welcomes effectuation of RCEP next year

  • November 4, 2021
  • , NHK
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NHK reported that Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno reiterated Japan’s resolve to take the lead in promoting free trade in Asia during a regular press conference on Thursday. He made the remarks in response to the effectuation of the RCEP free trade accord on Jan. 1. “We welcome the effectuation since it will make the country’s connection with this region, which is regarded as a center of growth in the world, even stronger and reinforce Japan’s economic growth,” the government spokesperson was quoted as saying. “We will continue to play a leading role in formulating a rules-based economic order and ensuring member states’ compliance with the rules.”

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