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International relations

US-Japan trade talks held up by push for China deal

Washington unable to set date for meeting between Lighthizer and Motegi

Cows feed at a farm in California. Agricultural products are expected to be one of the main topics in a bilateral trade agreement between Japan and the U.S.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan and the U.S. are struggling to lay out a timeline for negotiations toward a bilateral trade agreement as Washington focuses its energies on securing a deal with Beijing.

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