- Title: Japan says didn't compromise too much in trade talks with U.S
- Date: 26th August 2019
- Summary: TOKYO, JAPAN (FILE) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE
- Embargoed: 9th September 2019 05:27
- Keywords: Japan the United States trade agreement Yoshihide Suga
- Location: TOKYO, JAPAN
- City: TOKYO, JAPAN
- Country: Japan
- Topics: Government/Politics,International Trade
- Reuters ID: LVA002ATUS5DZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Japan's top government spokesman denied on Monday (August 26) that Tokyo made too many concessions in trade talks with the United States, saying the fact the two countries were able to reach a broad agreement was "very valuable."
At a news conference in Tokyo, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga was asked if the United States had dropped its threat to impose additional tariffs on Japanese automobiles.
The United States and Japan agreed in principle on Sunday (August 25) to core elements of a trade deal that U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said they hoped to sign in New York next month.
The agreement, if finalised, would cool a trade dispute between the two allies just as a trade war between the United States and China escalates, but some Japanese commentators say Tokyo gave up too much.
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