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EXCLUSIVE: Taiwan TPP negotiator hopeful of Japan’s support

Taipei, Oct. 18 (Jiji Press)–Taiwan hopes that Japan will provide plenty of support for its bid to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal, top Taiwanese TPP negotiator Deng Chen-chung said in an interview with Jiji Press on Monday.   The interview was the first with a Japanese media organization for Deng since Taiwan submitted its TPP membership application in….Read more

  • October 18, 2021
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INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

China’s and Taiwan’s dueling bids spell big opportunity for CPTPP

TORU TAKAHASHI, Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Headquarters for Asia   BANGKOK — China’s and Taiwan’s applications to participate in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement — which came six days apart in September — stirred up waves in the Taiwan Strait and sent ripples across much wider oceans.   Beijing, which insists Taiwan is a part of “one China,” is “absolutely opposed to any….Read more

ECONOMY > Trade

Singapore allegedly endorses China’s bid to join CPTPP

Saturday’s Nikkei and Mainichi focused on a teleconference between Singaporean Prime Minister Lee and Chinese President Xi on Friday, during which according to a Chinese government readout, the premier expressed support for Beijing’s application for membership in the CPTPP since it would “benefit regional prosperity and development.” A Singaporean readout, however, did not mention the two leaders’ discussion of the….Read more

  • October 16, 2021
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SECURITY

Commentary: China’s CPTPP push a gambit to break Asia-Pacific solidarity

HIROYUKI AKITA, Nikkei commentator   TOKYO — In September, China and Taiwan applied to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, a regional trade accord formerly known as the TPP. Taiwan’s application came on the heels of China’s move.   How the group of 11 Asia-Pacific countries responds to China’s bid for CPTPP membership will have huge strategic….Read more

  • October 13, 2021
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INTERNATIONAL > U.S.

Agreement on economic security should complement TPP

By Nishimura Hiroyuki, senior staff writer   Japan’s first partner in a free trade agreement (FTA) was Singapore. In 1999, then-Prime Ministers Obuchi Keizo and Go Chok Tong agreed to begin working toward an FTA between the two countries. At the time, the mood in Japan was not welcoming to an FTA ; many Japanese were concerned about liberalization of….Read more

  • October 13, 2021
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INTERNATIONAL

Britain may lift import restrictions on Japanese food

Tokyo, Oct. 13 (Jiji Press)–British Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to consider lifting his country’s import restrictions on Japanese food products in a telephone conversation with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday.     Kishida expressed hope that the restrictions on the products, including those made in Fukushima Prefecture, will be removed as early as possible based on scientific grounds.….Read more

  • October 13, 2021
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POLITICS

LDP election pledges may include Taiwan’s TPP entry: Takaichi

Tokyo, Oct. 5 (Jiji Press)–Sanae Takaichi, policy chief of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party, said Tuesday that she is considering including Taiwan’s entry to the Trans-Pacific Partnership in the LDP’s campaign pledges for the upcoming House of Representatives election.     At a gathering of conservative LDP lawmakers, participants demanded that the party promise to have Taiwan join the TPP free….Read more

  • October 5, 2021
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ECONOMY > Trade

Opinion: Japan should see negotiations on China’s TPP bid as opportunity

On Sept. 16, China officially applied to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade accord. Japan has a security alliance with the U.S. and a close economic relationship with China. Many commentators say Japan is in a quandary due to the conflict between Washington and Beijing and is “agonizing over how to respond” to China’s bid to join the TPP.….Read more

  • October 4, 2021
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ECONOMY > Trade

Takaichi expresses positive view about Taiwan’s bid to join TPP

Nikkei, Yomiuri, and Sankei wrote that concerning Taiwan’s application to join the TPP, LDP Policy Research Council Chairperson Takaichi told a group of LDP lawmakers on Tuesday that she will support the application of Taiwan, with which Japan shares the same values.

  • October 6, 2021
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POLITICS

Focus: Japan’s Kishida to promote TPP, economic security with China in sight

TOKYO – While new Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has pledged to narrow the income gap by revising economic policies pursued by previous administrations, he is likely to uphold their diplomatic stance, building stronger ties with the United States and other countries sharing universal values in the face of China’s rise.   Given that he heads a long-running Liberal Democratic….Read more

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