The U.S. was critical in convincing Japan to join the trade pact. Now Tokyo wants to bring Washington back into the fold.
According to an interview with Jiji Press published on January 16, Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu expressed his expectation that the United States under the administration of Joe Biden would come back to the Trans-Pacific Partnership framework. Tokyo has consistently encouraged Washington to come back to the TPP framework, fully aware of the economic benefits that would bring. With Obama’s promise, Abe decided that Japan should join the TPP.
Attracted by the estimated economic benefits, countries such as Thailand, South Korea, China, and the United Kingdom have shown their interests in participating in the TPP framework.
This article was written by Daisuke Akimoto
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