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45 MINS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Japan PM's woes may not end despite resignations of two ministers

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is facing increased pressure from a newly energized opposition over potential scandals within his cabinet even though he swiftly jettisoned two ministers this week in a bid to calm the storm. Three other cabinet members - Defense Minister Akinori Eto, Agriculture Minister Koya Nishikawa and Health Minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki ...

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1 HOUR AGO - NPR

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U.S. And Japan Hit Snag In Major Trade Pact Negotiations

Japanese and American negotiators have been trying to shore up an agreement on agriculture and automobile tariffs. The two allies are the biggest players in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which, if passed, could pull together 12 nations in one trade pact. But talks haven't been going well lately.

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1 HOUR AGO - Wall Street Journal

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Japan Downgrades View on Economy Again

Tokyo downgrades its overall assessment of the economy for the second straight month, likely adding to concerns over whether the government will go ahead with a second sales tax increase next year.

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2 HOURS AGO - Reuters

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U.S. urges Japan to be 'bold' in Pacific trade pact talks

TOKYO (Reuters) - The time is "ripe" for Japan and the United States to reach a breakthrough in talks for a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, the U.S. commerce secretary said on Tuesday, adding that the two were "a lot closer" to a deal than in recent months.

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4 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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US urges Japan to be bolder in opening markets

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker has urged Japan to be bolder in opening its markets to help reach a deal on a pan-Pacific trade agreement.

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