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US, Japan fail to seal trade accord before Abe's trip to Washington

The setback makes it less likely that the two nations will get a deal on TPP this year

Mr Froman left Tokyo after negotiations concluded around 4am on Tuesday, with differences remaining over auto and rice imports.


US and Japanese officials failed to reach agreement in marathon bilateral trade talks in Tokyo, a setback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's hopes of arriving for a summit in Washington next week with a pact in hand.

US Trade Representative Michael Froman left Tokyo after...

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