Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi met with US trade representative Robert Lighthizer for a second round of trade talks in Washington on Thursday, while Finance Minister Taro Aso had a separate discussion with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, with the topic of currencies on both agendas. Photo: Bloomberg

Japan opposed to linking currency to trade despite American fears over unfair devaluation

  • Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and Finance Minister Taro Aso met with US trade representative Robert Lighthizer and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
  • US Treasury has placed Japan, China, Korea, India, Germany, and Switzerland on its monitoring list due to potentially questionable foreign exchange policies
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Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi met with US trade representative Robert Lighthizer for a second round of trade talks in Washington on Thursday, while Finance Minister Taro Aso had a separate discussion with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, with the topic of currencies on both agendas. Photo: Bloomberg
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