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The Future of Asia 2019

WTO needs 'new breeze' to referee trade and data flows: Abe

Japanese leader eager to set rules for digital economy at G-20 summit

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday called for new rules to enable the free flow of data, along with efforts to strengthen the democratic framework around international trade as part of reforming the World Trade Organization.

Abe spoke at an evening event at Nikkei's 25th International Conference on the Future of Asia where he outlined his agenda ahead of the G-20 summit that Japan will host in June.

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