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(Daily News)
May 13, 2019

The U.S. and Japan could reach a quick trade deal and present a unified front against China at the G-20 summit next month by borrowing heavily from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a source close to the Abe administration told Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
May 07, 2019

Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi on Tuesday said the U.S. and Japan would not reach an agreement in any one area before others, countering the Trump administration’s hopes for a quick deal on agriculture.


(Daily News)
April 30, 2019

President Trump last week suggested Washington and Tokyo could complete a bilateral pact addressing agriculture and autos issues in as little as three months, though Japanese elections and other factors could make that aggressive goal difficult to attain, according to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and other stakeholders.


(Daily News)
April 29, 2019

The Japanese government and Japan’s titanium sponge industry last week rebutted the last U.S. titanium sponge producer's claims that the U.S. should find imports a national security risk and impose restrictions.


(Daily News)
April 25, 2019

Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi is meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer beginning on Thursday, Japanese officials confirmed to Inside U.S. Trade, a day before Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets with President Trump in Washington, DC.


(In Trade)
April 22, 2019

U.S. agricultural producers are losing out on market share in Japan from other trade deals going into effect, the groups argue in a letter.


(In Trade)
April 19, 2019

The president will be in Japan in late May following the enthronment of the country's new emperor.


(In Trade)
April 18, 2019

“Given the strength of our ... relationships, our view is that we should have an equally strong economic relationship.”


(In Trade)
April 16, 2019

“In addition, the United States raised its very large trade deficit with Japan – $67.6 billion in goods in 2018.”


(Daily News)
April 16, 2019

As U.S. and Japanese officials begin high-level trade talks this week, analysts are weighing the pros and cons of quickly concluding a bilateral deal -- a goal of some senior U.S. officials.


(In Trade)
April 12, 2019

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue thinks the USTR can secure a “quick agreement.”


(Daily News)
April 11, 2019

U.S. and Japanese officials are expected to begin trade negotiations next week in Washington, DC, according to Japanese media reports.


(In Trade)
April 05, 2019

Their goal: “an early and ambitious outcome on digital trade as part of upcoming bilateral negotiations.”


(In Trade)
April 03, 2019

“That’s the kind of discriminatory treatment that we would like to see a trade agreement address,” she said, alluding as well to issues with regulatory transparency and due process.


(Daily News)
April 03, 2019

National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said on Wednesday that legislation aimed at reining in the president’s Section 232 authority will likely be vetoed, citing negotiation leverage among reasons to preserve the executive branch’s power.


(In Trade)
April 01, 2019

“Unfortunately, we haven’t started yet.”


(In Trade)
March 15, 2019

Lighthizer not likely to neet soon with Motegi, according to a Japanese publication.


(Daily News)
March 08, 2019

A senior White House official on Friday pushed back against claims that the U.S. and the European Union were far apart in early trade talks.


(In Trade)
March 07, 2019

Washington state's congressional delegation is urging Lighthizer to prioritize sanitary and phytosanitary issues, specifically for apples, in talks with Tokyo.


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