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Japan's change of tack on TPP seen as gambit in talks with US

A former senior trade official said on Monday that the timing of the announcement by Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga - that Tokyo is prepared to reverse previous policy and pursue an 11-nation TPP without US partipation - was deliberate.


THE shape of the US-Japan "Economic Dialogue", due to kick off on Tuesday, has changed suddenly following Japan's signalling over the weekend its willingness to pursue a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement without the US, trade experts have said.

A former senior trade...

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