Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with US President Donald Trump in Biarritz. Photo: AFP

Japan insists it did not give up too much in US trade deal but experts say Washington is bigger winner

  • US and Japan agreed in principle on a trade deal under which Tokyo would slash tariffs on American beef, pork and other agricultural products
  • Some officials in Tokyo have said the country should not give up its leverage over US farmers without substantial concessions
Topic |   Japan

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with US President Donald Trump in Biarritz. Photo: AFP
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump. Photo: AP

Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe claim to have agreed trade deal worth ‘billions of dollars’

  • Abe confirmed the two nations had ‘successfully reached consensus’ after ‘intense’ negotiations
  • Both leaders said they hoped for a formal signing during the UN General Assembly in New York next month
Topic |   Trade

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump. Photo: AP
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