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Trade war

Japan and US to hold first minister-level trade talks on Aug. 9

Washington to call for bilateral free-trade agreement; Tokyo wants Americans back in TPP

Autos are expected to be high on the agenda at the "free, fair and reciprocal" trade talks next week.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan and the U.S. will hold their first ministerial-level trade talks in Washington on Aug. 9, Japanese Economic and Fiscal Policy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Tuesday.

The planned meeting will be between Motegi and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.

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