Japanese negotiator: No major progress in TPP talks with U.S

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Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Cutler shakes hands with Japan's deputy chief negotiator Oe ahead of their meeting for the TPP free trade negotiation, at the Foreign Ministry in TokyoTOKYO (Reuters) – A senior Japanese trade negotiator said on Tuesday there had been no major progress on narrowing differences between Japan and the United States on the establishment of a Pacific trade block. There were many issues that still need to be negotiated, Japan Deputy Chief Negotiator Hiroshi Oe told reporters. Oe met U.S. Acting Deputy Trade Representative Wendy Cutler a day before U.S. President Barack Obama’s scheduled arrival in Japan, where he will meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. …