The Toxic Influence of Japan’s Rural Political Interest Groups
By Xiaochen Su
It’s time to reduce the political influence of Japan’s dwindling rural, primary sector interests.
Japan Holds Off US Auto Tariffs. But at What Cost to Farmers?
By Thisanka Siripala
In an effort to spare Japan’s auto industry from U.S. tariffs, Abe launched bilateral trade negotiations with Trump in New York.
Chances of a TPP Agreement by Year’s End Fading
By Clint Richards
With little time left, Japan does not appear ready for concessions that would make the TPP viable.
The TPP and Japanese Agriculture
By Mina Pollmann
The farm sector’s influence is on the wane in Japan, although you wouldn’t know it from the TPP talks.