Japan to Regret without Trade Deal with U.S.: Trump

Economy Politics

Washington, Sept. 7 (Jiji Press)--U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that Japan will regret it if no trade agreement is reached with the United States.

The United States is starting trade talks with Japan, Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One.

"If we don't make a deal with Japan, Japan knows it's a big problem for them," he said, expressing his eagerness to strike a bilateral trade accord to cut a U.S. trade deficit with Japan.

White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters indicated that Trump sees trade barriers to Japanese and other markets as a problem.

Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Abe in April agreed to boost bilateral trade, she said, adding that the two countries are working closely to address trade barriers mainly through bilateral economic dialogue.

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