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Pence, Japanese Leaders Begin Trade Talks in Tokyo

Posted April 18, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Associated Press)

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso are kicking off a new U.S.-Japan economic dialogue that was launched during Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s meeting with President Donald Trump in the U.S. in February.

As talks began Tuesday, Aso said the U.S.-Japan alliance has underpinned peace and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region and that trade friction with the U.S. has given way to an “age of cooperation.”

Pence said Trump sees the talks as a way to improve business ties with Japan and is hoping for quick results. The discussions are to focus on economic and structural policy and trade and investment strategies aimed at strengthening both countries’ economies. Click here to read more.

Related: Pence Says South Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement to Be Reviewed, Reformed (Reuters)