Free trade: Japan drives talks with China, South Korea and the EU

Nissan's stand at China's Auto Shanghai 2013 exhibition (photo: dpa)
Nissan's stand at China's Auto Shanghai 2013 exhibition (photo: dpa)

Japan has become very active in pursuing trade agreements. It is negotiating to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership, joining countries including the United States, Singapore and Australia. Closer to home, it is keen to conclude a free trade deal with China and South Korea. And Tokyo is pushing ahead on yet another front – it wants better economic and business ties with the European Union.

AS WELL as officially entering negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Tokyo is pushing the free trade agenda ahead on two other fronts – with China and South Korea on one hand and the EU on the other.

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