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Tokyo approves bill in next step toward enactment of new Trans-Pacific Partnership

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Diet approved a bill Wednesday to ratify the 11-country Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. The bill was adopted at a plenary session of the Upper House by a majority vote, with support mainly from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner Komeito. The Lower House passed the bill in May. The parliamentary approval is expected to help speed up related domestic procedures and add momentum…