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US: Time for Free Trade Deal with Japan is Now

The U.S. commerce secretary says American and Japanese negotiators are making progress on the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal. But in a speech Tuesday in Tokyo, Penny Pritzker also said both sides need to be "bold and creative" to reach a breakthrough on the ambitious, 12-nation pact. The U.S. has been urging Japan to reduce tariffs on agricultural imports, measures that are in place to protect politically important Japanese farmers. The stalemate between...

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