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Abe turns to TPP trade talks veteran to lead farm ministry

Yoshimasa Hayashi re-appointed five months after successor quits over donations scandal
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 05:50

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Mr Hayashi was farm minister when Japan entered TPP negotiations in 2013, a move he said late on Monday was a "milestone".

Tokyo

PRIME Minister Shinzo Abe tapped a veteran of regional trade talks as his new agriculture minister as Japan seeks to wrap up an agreement this year that will require wringing concessions from the country's powerful farm lobby.

Mr Abe re-appointed Yoshimasa Hayashi as farm

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