Trump, Abe to discuss free and rules-based trade

Politico
February 9, 2017

Photo courtesy Government of Japan / Wikimedia Commons.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is likely to talk investments and jobs, but may not go so far as to commit to a bilateral trade negotiation while visiting President Donald Trump this weekend in Washington and Florida, Sasakawa USA’s Daniel Bob said today in a news story by Politico.

“Prime Minister Abe looks like he’ll be offering up some significant Japanese investments in the U.S. in energy and infrastructure, and that could create many new jobs,” said Bob, director of programs ans senior fellow at Sasakawa USA. “While I don’t think Mr. Abe will commit to a bilateral trade negotiation, President Trump will be able to say the visit was a success.”

The full article by author Adam Behsud touches on issues including the now-defunct Trans-Pacific Partnership, currency concerns, and auto industry uncertainty related to the U.S. and Japan.

Read the full article here.

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