REUTERS: Japan, U.S. to hold ministerial-level Trans-Pacific Partnership talks: Kyodo

04/17/2015

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Reporting by KIYOSHI TAKENAKA; Editing by NICK MACFIE | 4/17/15 6:20am EDT | Source: REUTERS

Japan, U.S. to hold ministerial-level Trans-Pacific Partnership talks: Kyodo

Japanese Economics Minister Akira Amari and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman are set to hold bilateral trade talks in Tokyo, Kyodo news agency said on Friday, citing unnamed sources close to the negotiations.

The bilateral trade talks are seen as crucial for a broader Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade pact.

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