46 results about JAPAN


IMF Report Calls for Japan to Consider "Fresh Look" at Abenomics Policy Strategy

October 11, 2018

The world’s third largest economy should consider taking a “fresh look” at the economic policy strategy known as “Abenomics,” according to a report issued by the Inter... READ MORE


US, Japanese Leaders Announce Plans to Negotiate Bilateral Trade Deal

September 27, 2018

US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued a joint statement from New York on Wednesday 26 September where they announced plans to start formal negotiations for a bilat... READ MORE


EU, Japan Leaders Sign Trade Deal, Look Towards 2019 for Entry into Force

July 19, 2018

Leaders from the EU and Japan signed a sweeping free trade accord in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday 17 July, touting the accord as a testament of their support for the rules-based, multilateral trading s... READ MORE


Canada, Japan Move Closer to CPTPP Ratification, Malaysia Calls for Trade Deal Review

June 28, 2018

Legislation to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is making its way through both the Canadian and Japanese legislatures, officials say, bringing the deal clo... READ MORE


Trilateral Trade Talks Resume Between China, Japan, and South Korea

March 29, 2018

Trade negotiations between China, Japan, and South Korea resumed from 22-23 March, nearly one year after officials held their previous round. The three countries are also part of a broader effort t... READ MORE


CPTPP Partners Gear Up for Signing Ceremony, Ratification Process

February 22, 2018

Countries in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) are preparing to gather in Santiago, Chile, in two weeks to sign the updated trade accord, whose text... READ MORE


Japan-EU trade deal seen boosting Japan's GDP by 1 percent per year over time

December 21, 2017

 A free trade deal with the European Union would boost Japan’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 1 percent annually once the benefits fully kick in over 10-20 years, a government estimate... READ MORE


EU, Japan conclude world's largest free trade agreement

December 8, 2017

The European Union and Japan concluded negotiations on a free trade deal to create the world’s largest open economic area, signaling their rejection of the more protectionist stance of U.S. P... READ MORE


TPP-11 Negotiators Prepare for Last Push After NZ, Japan Electoral Processes Conclude

October 26, 2017

Negotiators from the 11 remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are due to convene in Japan early next week, in a bid to advance talks significantly before ministers and leaders co... READ MORE


Eyeing November Leaders' Meeting, RCEP Ministers Pledge to "Maximise Progress"

September 14, 2017

Economic ministers from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) countries pledged to ramp up their negotiating efforts on an extensive regional free trade deal, following a meeting i... READ MORE


TPP-11 Negotiators Review Trade Deal Options Ahead of November Meet

September 14, 2017

Senior officials from the 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) nations are gearing up for another set of meetings in Japan later this month, aiming to build on their discussions in Australia in late... READ MORE


EU, Japan seal free trade in signal to Trump

July 6, 2017

Japan and the European Union agreed a free trade pact on Thursday to create the world's biggest open economic area and signal resistance to what they see as U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist... READ MORE


EU, Japan Trade Negotiators Ramp Up Efforts to Conclude "Political Agreement"

June 29, 2017

Negotiators from the EU and Japan are ramping up their work to clinch a bilateral trade agreement, with reports suggesting that the two sides are tentatively hoping to have a political deal in plac... READ MORE


U.S. pork industry chief eager for early trade deal with Japan after Trump’s TPP withdrawal

June 13, 2017

A U.S. pork industry leader has expressed strong hopes to see Washington and Tokyo quickly strike a free trade agreement, following the decision by President Donald Trump to withdraw America from the... READ MORE


US Officials Eye Next Steps on Trade with Europe, Japan, NAFTA Partners

April 27, 2017

The past weeks have seen a flurry of trade activity in Washington and beyond, including a trip by US Vice President Mike Pence to Asia; meetings between top American and European trade officials; a... READ MORE


Asia-Pacific Roundup: Japan, ASEAN Meeting, Australia-India FTA Update

April 13, 2017

The past week has seen various meetings on advancing regional integration projects in the Asia-Pacific, including a new round of talks between China, South Korea, and Japan on a trilateral trade de... READ MORE


EU Trade Talks with Mexico, Japan Continue, Aiming for Deals in Near-Term

April 13, 2017

Negotiations for both an EU-Mexico trade deal upgrade and a new EU-Japan trade agreement continued last week, with officials in both contexts suggesting that these efforts are progressing steadily.... READ MORE


Abe not ruling out bilateral free trade pact with U.S.

February 14, 2017

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday did not rule out negotiating a bilateral free trade agreement with the United States, a framework preferred by U.S. President Donald Trump but viewed with... READ MORE


Trump, Abe to Discuss Potential Bilateral Deal and TPP at Washington Summit

February 2, 2017

US President Donald Trump has announced plans to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Washington to discuss trade and security matters in what will be the first face-to-face talks betwee... READ MORE


Abe, Turnbull Highlight Commitment to TPP, Trade Ties in Bilateral Talks

January 19, 2017

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met in Sydney last weekend to discuss a host of trade issues, including their plans to move forward with the Trans-... READ MORE


Asia-Pacific: Japan Ratifies TPP, RCEP Gears Up for 2017

December 15, 2016

Japan’s upper house of parliament ratified the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement on Friday 9 December, marking the final stage for the Asian economy’s approval of the accord.READ MORE


Japan, EU in talks seeking free-trade deal by year-end

December 14, 2016

Japan and the European Union are holding last-ditch talks this week to try reach a broad free trade agreement by the end of the year, Japanese government officials said. The two-way trade talks have t... READ MORE


Data fight emerges as last big hurdle to EU-Japan trade deal

December 9, 2016

A dispute over data has emerged as an unexpected obstacle to an EU-Japan free-trade deal only weeks before diplomats expected to seal a political agreement. READ MORE


Malmström: EU-Japan Trade Talks Near End Stage, Though Obstacles Remain

December 8, 2016

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström affirmed this week that the 28-member bloc is “very close” to finalising talks for a bilateral free trade agreement with Japan, following nearly... READ MORE


Brussels ‘close’ to free-trade deal with Japan

December 5, 2016

Brussels is “very close” to a free-trade deal with Japan as negotiators seek to ease anxiety in Tokyo that an agreement could run into the same kind of political trouble that nearly took down the EU-C... READ MORE


Globalisation by stealth: the quiet success of EU-Japan trade talks

November 29, 2016

Much horror and perturbation among the Asia-Pacific countries meeting earlier this month in Lima at Donald Trump’s threat to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the proposed regional trade agre... READ MORE


Japan forced to rethink TPP strategy

November 22, 2016

The Japanese government will likely be driven into a corner over the Trans-Pacific Partnership, in response to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s announcement of his intention to exit the free trade... READ MORE


Don’t allow TPP trade agreement to be sent back to drawing board

November 21, 2016

In moving toward the realization of comprehensive trade and investment rules that are unprecedented anywhere else, the preparedness of participating countries is tested once again. A meeting of the le... READ MORE


Asia doesn’t think Trump is serious about ripping up trade agreements

November 10, 2016

Donald Trump could not have been clearer in his election campaign: China is cheating the United States out of millions of jobs and will be forced to behave, through dramatically higher tariffs if nece... READ MORE


Japan's ratifying TPP will signal commitment to free trade, help economic revitalisation: PM Lee

September 28, 2016

The ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is crucial at a time when protectionist sentiments are on the rise around the world, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Wednesday (Sept 28).... READ MORE


EU, Japan to Aim for 2016 "Agreement in Principle" on FTA

June 2, 2016

An investor-state arbitration tribunal under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) recently released its decisions in a dispute... READ MORE


EU, Japan Leaders Call for Trade Talks to Conclude in 2016

May 4, 2016

The European Union and Japan should aim to conclude their negotiations for a sweeping free trade deal this year, leaders from both sides said on Tuesday, following high-level meetings in Brussels.&... READ MORE


Japan, EU leaders agree to accelerate free trade talks

May 4, 2016

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and European Union leaders have agreed to expedite negotiations for a free trade deal and reach a broad accord by the end of the year, Japanese officials said. Abe shared the... READ MORE


China, S. Korea, Japan to hold talks on trilateral FTA in Seoul

April 4, 2016

China, South Korea and Japan will hold working-level talks on the trilateral free trade agreement (FTA) in Seoul this week, South Korea's trade ministry said on Monday. The 10th round of working-level... READ MORE


Asia-Pacific Report: Free-trade talks with Japan back on front burner

March 13, 2016

A leading Japanese trade policy expert says there may finally be some progress toward a Canada-Japan free-trade agreement after years of inactivity, as both Ottawa and Tokyo shift focus away from the... READ MORE


EU looks to downgrade summit with Japan as trade talks stall

March 6, 2016

The annual summit between Japan and the European Union could be downgraded to an informal dialogue, as the bloc is frustrated at the slow progress of free-trade talks between the two sides, sources cl... READ MORE


TPP to help protect brands, lower nontariff barriers

February 8, 2016

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a comprehensive free trade agreement spanning parts of the Asia-Pacific, is expected to lower tariffs on food and agricultural products. The pact could also bring food p... READ MORE


Japan free trade deal brings benefits to Hunter wine and beef producers

January 20, 2016

Grape-growers in the New South Wales Upper Hunter appear to be reaping the benefits of Australia's free trade agreement with Japan, a year after the deal was finalised. Export sales for fresh table gr... READ MORE


Japan is Pressed by EU to Reach Free-Trade Agreement in 2016

December 17, 2015

Japan should aim to reach a free-trade agreement with the European Union next year or risk undermining EU interest in a deal, the 28-nation bloc’s chief negotiator warned. Mauro Petriccione said an EU... READ MORE


Southeast Asia's Geopolitical Centrality and the US-Japan Alliance

June 1, 2015

Building on a careful analysis of Southeast Asia’s recent history, politics, economics, and place within the Asia Pacific, this report looks forward two decades to anticipate the development... READ MORE


China’s Charm Offensive Signals a New Strategic Era in Southeast Asia

October 1, 2013

The coming decade will see different visions for the future of trade and geopolitics in Asia play out, with Southeast Asia at the center of it all. Beijing’s new charm offensive is the latest... READ MORE


The Challenges and Opportunities of International Trade: Past, Present, and Future

July 1, 2013

The administration is engaged in negotiations that go far beyond our nation’s vast expanses, Atlantic and Pacific, as well as our northern and southern borders. This demonstrates vividly that... READ MORE


Global Economics Monthly: Five Myths about TPP

April 1, 2013

The decision to welcome Japan into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) promises to be transformative, not only for the world’s third-largest economy (see March 2013 Global Economics Monthly),... READ MORE


Why Japan Should Join the TPP

March 1, 2013

Since the first merchant ship of the new American republic set sail from New York for Canton in 1784, trade has been at the heart of U.S. strategy in the Asia-Pacific. Deepening economic exchange w... READ MORE


Japan’s Trade Policy in 2013: Possibilities and Pitfalls

February 1, 2013

2013 could very well be a big year for Japanese trade policy. Japan is contemplating four major trade negotiations that could finally help its trade policy gain traction: the trilateral China-Japan... READ MORE


Global Economics Monthly: Not Beyond Hope: Japan and TPP

January 1, 2013

Abe himself seems to have learned from his previous, unhappy experience as prime minister in 2006-07. In his first public remarks after taking back the job in late December, he said, “There i... READ MORE