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Date : December 15, 2017

Video Report: TPP11 Agreement in Principle —Japan’s Role in Mega-regional Trade Agreements (Dr. Shujiro Urata, Professor, Waseda University)

post date : 2017.12.18

In early November, an agreement in principle was reached on the TPP11, a major step towards putting the agreement without the US into effect as soon as possible. In contrast, there have been differences in opinion between 16 East Asian nations in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), and negotiations have been pushed back until next year.


Considering these latest developments, the FPCJ invited Waseda University Professor Dr. Shujiro Urata, a leading expert in international economics, to discuss the importance of the agreement in principle on the TPP11 and the role Japan should play in negotiations for mega-regional trade agreements, including for the RCEP.


The briefing had a total of 43 participants, including 10 journalists from China, France, Singapore and U.S.A.





Material:  TPP11 Agreement in Principle: Japan’s Role in Mega-regional Trade Agreements 


Date:  December 15 (Fri), 2017, 14:00-15:30

Place: Foreign Press Center Japan (6th fl., Nippon Press Center Bldg.)

Language: Japanese (with consecutive English interpretation)


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