Japan PM says TPP trade pact meaningless without US - Reuters

BUENOS AIRES The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would be meaningless without U.S. participation, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said he would withdraw the United States from the pan-Pacific ...and more »

Trump victory unlikely to stifle Abe's free trade crusade - The Japan Times

With U.S. President-elect Donald Trump pledging to kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's pro-growth Abenomics campaign is on the ropes. Many analysts say that whether or not the TPP is saved, Abe's job remains ...and more »

President Macri meets with Japanese premier Abe - Buenos Aires Herald

Japanese premier Shinzo Abe arrived in the country last night and held a meeting this morning with President Mauricio Macri as part of a tight agenda which seeks to re launch the bilateral ties after years of poor trade and political exchange between ...and more »

Japan in Depth / Trump statement casts pall over TPP prospects - The Japan News

Leaders of TPP member countries participate in the summit meeting held on Saturday in Lima. 8:11 pm, November 23, 2016. The Yomiuri Shimbun The fate of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement has become more uncertain after U.S. ...and more »

Trump victory throws uncertainty into Japan-US relations - People's World

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President-elect Donald Trump met on November 17, 2016. It was Trump's first meeting with a foreign leader since the election. | AP. Following Donald Trump's victory in the November 8th presidential election, ...and more »

Yen bears are just getting started - Financial Times

Mid-morning last Friday, as Tokyo's foreign-exchange traders were contemplating lunch, the first pictures of Donald Trump meeting the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, flashed up. The yen bears loved it. Sample the FT's top stories for a week. You ...and more »

What is TPP? Everything you need to know about the trade deal facing Donald Trump's axe - The Independent

His decision to quit the decade long project appears to have caused a stir among Pacific rim countries such as Austrlia, Japan and New Zealand that have been scrambling to save the trade pact. Read more ...and more »

Trump and the future of American policy in Asia - Policy Forum

Being the first foreign leader to meet President-elect Trump coupled with the fact that Trump's advisors, such as Alexander Gray and Peter Navarro, subscribe to the mantra of “peace through strength” are strong indicators that the Japan-US alliance ...and more »

Abe 'not sure' about persuading Trump on TPP - Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe admitted Thursday that he was "not sure" he could change U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's mind on leaving the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but stressed that Japan should still ratify the embattled trade pact.and more »

Expect closer Japan-US ties - The Japan Times

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent visit to meet U.S. President-elect Donald Trump was both unprecedented and an important indicator of the direction of U.S. foreign policy with regards to Japan and East Asia under the new administration. At the same ...and more »