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International relations

Election seasons shape timeline for Japan-US trade talks

Abe wants to stall until summer vote while Trump seeks deal before presidential race

U.S. beef and pork are losing market share in Japan to Australian and European products.

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and Japan are carefully weighing their political calendars in setting the pace of trade negotiations, with the White House seeking a deal before the 2020 presidential election and Tokyo trying to stall until after the parliamentary election this summer.

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