U.S., Japan studying first bilateral trade talks Aug 9

The United States and Japan are making final arrangements to hold their first bilateral trade talks in Washington on Aug. 9, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported on Tuesday.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed in April to set up a new framework to discuss “free, fair and reciprocal” trade that will be led by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi.

source: Reuters