Tokyo Says Don't Expect TPP Deal at Summit

posted by Richard Katz on April 20, 2015

Found in Japan, US, categorized in International Trade and Investment

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No one doubts that the gaps between the US and Japanese positions on market access issues have narrowed. But it remains in serious question whether they will narrow enough to allow the two countries to come to an agreement in time


Richard analyzes the remaining issue for Japan and the U.S. to reach a bilateral deal in time for the upcoming summit in Washington.

About Richard Katz

Richard Katz is Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics In International Affairs, the New York correspondent for Weekly Toyo Keizai, a leading Japanese business magazine, and formerly the editor of The Oriental Economist Report, a monthly newsletter on Japan.

Mr. Katz has taught about Japan’s economy as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the New York University Stern School of Business, and as a Visiting Lecturer in Economics at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook.

Mr. Katz is the author of two books on Japan's economic travails and has just finished a third book on reviving entrepreeurship in Japan.

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