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U.S. says Japan has more work to do to join TPP talks

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U.S. says Japan has more work to do to join TPP talks

No, no it doesn't.

Abe says he's ready!

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U.S. says Japan has more work to do to join TPP

NO, it's enough, look at Nikkei and Yen exchange level !

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US wants Japan to lower 'non tariff barriers' to US automakers? Lol What's their proposed solution to that?

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US health insurance system?! Better not! I still remember "Sicko", and quick googling the issue gave me enough info to conclude that US maybe the No 1 economy I'm the world, but their health insurance is the worst. Zealots can T D me as much as they want, but facts are facts. Japan will only lose big if it allows US insurance companies unlimited access and allows bigger privatization of the insurance sector.

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It's always like that .. Even if Japan accepts all terms to join the TPP,United States will never be satisfied.

The reform has been going on since the late 1980's and early 1990's When Japan agreed to raise the yen at the request of the United States.

In August 1995, Clinton signed the trade agreement forcing Japanese automakers to buy parts from American manufacturers.

In 2007, Prime Minister koizumi began the process of privatization of the Japanese postal bank by lobby American asking for more reforms. Maybe when japan is like Iraq,they leave us alone.
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What alternative universe does Japan live in?

In their letter to Obama, the lawmakers urged the United States keep its 2.5% tariff on Japanese autos and 25% tariff on Japanese trucks if Japan enters the TPP.

Why thank you Japan.... and you can keep your 770% tariff on Rice, 360% tariff on butter, 328 % tariff on sugar, 252% tariff on wheat, 200% tariff on milk, 50% tariff on cooking oils, 40% tariff on beef and the quantitative restriction on imports through your draconian quota system.

Japan has a long long way to go before it will be able to get its foot into the TPP negotiation door.

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"Although Japan has no tariffs on U.S. autos, Ford and many U.S. lawmakers contend the country maintains a web of regulatory and other non-tariff barriers to keep out autos"

One more reason not to trust Japan. With so many recalls of Toyotas, Hondas, US cars should be better and should sell more in Japan, esp Ford stylish car designs and comparable performance. I suspect there is this 'kereitsu' thing going on in Japan to make it harder for Ford to sell, just like T Boone Picken encounter this hurdle in 1990 to have a seat on the board in his investment in a Japanese company. http://www.japanese123.com/keiretsu.htm

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I don't think there's a problem with participating in talks, but there can be no concessions that would compromise the food security and wet-paddy rice cultivation traditional landscape.

Insurance and cars?

Well, most American made cars simply aren't compatible with Japanese roads, so no Japanese in their right mind would buy one.

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I just don't see the problems about the US auto industries lobbying against Japan. It's just competition and marketing for Ford Autos. If Ford vehicles can compete satisfactorily with Japan made autos, there is nothing to be business insecure. Japan don't need imports of motor vehicles from US except for some very good ones from Europe. If Ford wanted good auto sales, convinced your people to be patriotic in buying USA made vehicles. But if it don't work, stop whining and let your government decide what is best. As the saying goes, if you can't fight 'em, join 'em.

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Abe is selling Japan to the US. US automakers are such panzies! They have showrooms here in Tokyo, but they never put any effort into trying to sell. Have you ever seen a commercial for a US car? Never! Volkswagen, yes, they now have commercials, and now you seem them on the streets. US. Don't have a clue.

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One of the reasons that Japan in interested in joining the trade pact is that countries in the bloc will likely get automatic access to U.S. natural gas. Normally, the Department of Energy is required to examine whether exporting U.S. natural gas is in the public's interest before it makes a decision on whether to export. That is a critical step in building a responsible energy policy that protects the public and the environment. But this crucial requirement is waived for countries that have signed a free trade agreement like the TPP with the U.S.

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What America wants is to dominate the supply of food to Japan! And if a nation couldnt produce food by her own, she is doomed to be rely on others!

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I am confused.

Aren't the US and Japan the best friends? How can we count on the US to take the risk to throw nuclear booms to China for Japan in case?

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Aren't the US and Japan the best friends? How can we count on the US to take the risk to throw nuclear booms to China for Japan in case?

If America (or anyone else) nuked China the fallout would be carried over Japan, just like the yellow sand and 2.5 particles. The wind knows no tariff carriers.

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unikwit:

Well, most American made cars simply aren't compatible with Japanese roads, so no Japanese in their right mind would buy one.

Not "compatible"? Care to explain?

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