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At odds with US, Japan reaches out to other TPP partners

TOKYO -- Japan is moving cross-Pacific trade talks with Australia, New Zealand and other partner nations to the front burner as it attempts to thaw an impasse with the U.S. over tariffs.

     Japan reckons it needs to make friends at the negotiating table for the Trans-Pacific Partnership -- and fast. But this approach could prove as unsuccessful as its early bet on a quick agreement with the U.S.

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