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
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
Currencies

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

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
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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