Japan Exasperated by Trump’s Trade Policies

Adam Behsudi
October 15, 2017
Politico

“Japanese officials are expressing growing frustration with the Trump administration’s economic policies, vowing to continue striking trade deals with other countries that undercut U.S. agricultural exports rather than seek a new trade agreement with the United States.

The frustration comes both from President Donald Trump’s harsh rhetoric on trade and from his pullout from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, which Japan still hopes can provide a bulwark against China’s growing influence in the Asia-Pacific region.”

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Mr. Behsudi was a 2017 US-Japan Journalism Fellow.