“TPP CHIEF” Resigns

An article in, The Diplomat, discusses the repercussions that will come from the resignation of Minister Akira Amari. Amari was the principle politician that headed the Japanese plans for the TPP. He was responsible for Japan’s economic and fiscal policy under the Abe administration. Due to allegations that he and several of his aides received bribes of $100,000, Amari had no other choice to resign. While Amari still claims his innocence he feels that his presence and that of the current allegations would take away from all the progress being made with the new TPP deal. How may the resignation of Amari affect the long-term success of the TPP? Should Amari and his aides be investigated? How may the TPP and Japan benefit from his resignation?

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