WTO praises Japan for avoiding protectionism

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    Can this be true? Is he not aware of all the hidden barriers Japan erects to protect its markets.

    “Members look forward to a swift recovery of Japan’s economy, which will enable it to become once again an engine for economic growth in the world economy,” he said in a statement.

    They say this after 20 years and more of sluggish growth and deflation?

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    Can this be true? Is he not aware of all the hidden barriers Japan erects to protect its markets.

    Did you read this part?

    It highlighted the agriculture, fishing and services sectors, where foreign players face hurdles when they try to access the country’s market.

    This area is going to be the huge stumbling block for Japan and the TPP as well.

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    Standard diplotalk...the WTOs version of 'honne' and 'tatemae'.

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    An irony of protectionism in a country that scores high on scale in all sorts of protectionism -- hidden hurdles !

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    an american lawmaker was being interviewed on TV and he said Japan should first join the TPP then start renegading some of its commitment afterwards not approach TPP and say this is off limits...that's how the US works.

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