Earthquakes Delay TPP Approval

In a recent article in the, Japan Times, the topic of a delayed approval by Japan’s legislature is explored. Due to the recent earthquakes in Kyushu, the Japanese Legislature has pushed back discussion on the TPP to deal with the current national crisis. Because the legislature is not planning to extend the the legislative session, this will delay the TPP approval discussions until parliament is reconvened.  Both of Japan’s majority parties will meet to discuss the best solution going forward, with respect to the TPP talks. How might this delay affect the current structure of the deal? How will this impact other TPP members?

One thought on “Earthquakes Delay TPP Approval

  1. I think the delay is good, though I wish it was for different reasons. I think the agreement should be held off until new US president is in place!!

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