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Elections out of the way, Japan turns attention to US trade deal

Trump will demand tough concessions from Abe on cars, beef and more

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American beef has a 38.5% tariff when entering Japan. (Photo by Yasuaki Sako)

At his news conference in Tokyo on May 26, U.S. President Donald Trump said, "Trade-wise, I think we will be announcing some things probably in August that will be very good for both countries."

The mention of August was significant on three counts. First, this was much sooner than the six-month deadline for the trade talks Trump had announced earlier in May. Second, August would be when the dust had settled from the Upper House elections of July 21.

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