On October 16, 2018, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) notified Congress that the Trump administration intends to enter into negotiations for a trade agreement with Japan. This notification is part of the Trade Promotion Authority process, which requires ongoing consultations with Congress. You can view the notification here.
- September 26, 2018, Joint Statement of the United States and Japan.
- On December 2018, USTR released U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement Negotiations, which can be found here.
- April 16, 2019, Statement from USTR on meetings to discuss the U.S. - Japan Trade Agreement.
- June 28, 2019 - President Trump and Prime Minister Abe met during the G20 in Osaka; this followed their meeting one month earlier. Trump and Abe are expected to meet again in September 2019.
- August 1-2, 2019 - USTR Ambassador Lighthizer and his counterpart Economic Minister Motegi met in D.C. for ministerial-level talks.
- Aug. 1-2, Lighthizer and Motegi in D.C. for ministerial-level talks