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Japan trade deal a 'very high priority': US commerce chief

NAFTA renegotiation stays atop Washington's trade to-do list, Ross says

TAKESHI KAWANAMI, Nikkei staff writer | Japan

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. regards negotiating a trade agreement with Japan as a "very high priority," Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told reporters here Friday.

Though President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, Washington has shown an interest in a bilateral free trade agreement with Tokyo, which Ross called a "major trading partner." 

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