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Japan, US aim for TPP progress before summit

Success, however, depends heavily on whether the US Congress will approve measures to ease passage of trade deals, or TPA, say Japanese officials

Tokyo

JAPANESE and US officials will meet from Wednesday in a bid to strike a two-way deal that would give momentum to a pan-Pacific free-trade pact, the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), in time for a leaders' summit late this month.

Success, however, depends heavily on