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Trade war

Japan girds for Trump auto tariffs with trade talks set to resume

Lower farm duties plus more defense and LNG imports may not suffice

Japan exported 1.74 million cars to the U.S. last year, but a threatened 25% tariff could dampen sales. (Photo by Wataru Ito)

TOKYO -- As the next round of "free, fair and reciprocal" trade talks approaches, Japan intends to offer measures designed to reduce its trade surplus with the U.S. in hopes of averting automotive tariffs that would harm the Asian country's economy.

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