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Japan’s New Trade Minister in Meeting with USTR

Date: January 14, 2020

Hiroshi Kajiyama took his first trip to Washington yesterday since he was appointed Japan’s minister of Economy, Trade and Industry in October. Kajiyama is continuing his meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, which coincides with EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan’s meeting.

According to Politico, “Kajiyama's trip will focus on issues related to the World Trade Organization and digital trade but won't include discussion about a second phase of U.S.-Japan trade talks. The next round of talks is supposed to begin four months from when the initial deal took effect on Jan. 1. “

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