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(Inside U.S. Trade)
September 04, 2009

Japan's opposition Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), which will assume power this month for the first time after a landslide election victory on Aug. 30, has deep internal divisions on trade policy, with some members actively seeking a full-scale free trade agreement with the U.S. and others vehemently opposing further trade liberalization and market-oriented reforms.

(Text Document)
September 01, 2009

(Daily News)
August 07, 2009

The Senate today (Aug. 7) confirmed the nominations of Utah Gov. John Huntsman (R) to be ambassador to China and John Roos to be ambassador to Japan.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
July 31, 2009

President Obama's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Japan in written answers to questions for the record released by the Senate Foreign Relations committee this week said that he would examine whether the U.S. mission to Japan has enough resources to promote U.S. exports.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
July 10, 2009

This year, the U.S.-Japan Regulatory Reform and Competition Policy Initiative succeeded in resolving issues with Japanese pesticide regulation, intellectual property rights enforcement and telecommunications licensing yet failed to address major U.S. problems with Japan's insurance market, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said this week.