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An Ohio Free Trade Champion Just Introduced a Measure That Could Kill the TPP

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) is a free trade champion. But he's introduced a measure that could kill a massive Asian trade partnership.


Does Japan Have the Solution to Amtrak’s Problems?

Tokyo has proposed building a high speed rail connecting Washington to Baltimore, and eventually to New York City.

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A Day to Watch in China: September 3, 2015

It will mark a nationwide holiday to remember victory over Japan. Visitors from Japan may wish to steer clear.

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Japan’s Abe Sells Trade Deal to Congress

In a 50-minute minute speech in Washington, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made his most high-profile pitch yet for a trans-Pacific trade pact that has divided U.S. lawmakers and turned liberal Democrats against the White House over concerns about job losses and wage stagnation.

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Live Stream: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Address to Congress

Watch Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe address a joint session of Congress.

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U.S. and Japan Improve Security Ties. On Trade? Not So Much.

The United States and Japan agreed to overhaul their security relationship. But a long-awaited trade deal still eludes the long time allies.


Pushing Back Against a Chinese Lake in the South China Sea

The United States, Japan, and ASEAN are beefing up their responses to Beijing's aggressive actions in one of the world's key waterways.

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