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TPP talks to get going -- with notable absentee

Japan aiming to lead, maintain rules in hope of Washington returning

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Japanese Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso shake hands as they end the joint press conference at the prime minister's office in Tokyo on April 18.

TOKYO -- The 11 remaining signatories to the Trans-Pacific Partnership will start talks  next week aimed at putting the trade agreement into force, without the participation of the U.S. Lead negotiators gather in Canada to begin the new talks on May 2-3.

As the largest economy of the 11, Japan will look to take the lead, aiming to ensure that the rules concerning tariffs and trade remain intact.

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