Ruling coalition gives up trying to pass TPP-ratifying bill after minister’s gaffe | The Japan Times

Posted: November 5, 2016 in Uncategorized

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After a new round of calls for the resignation of Japan’s gaffe-prone agricultural minister, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition on Wednesday gave up trying to pass a bill to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement through a special Lower House committee.

The failure by the Liberal Democratic Party-Komeito coalition to adopt the bill at the committee tasked with TPP deliberations — a key step toward its passage through the Lower House plenary session — compromised Abe’s effort to win domestic approval of the multinational deal before the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday.

Source: Ruling coalition gives up trying to pass TPP-ratifying bill after minister’s gaffe | The Japan Times

Comments
  1. Japan, like the US, has veto privileges on TPP. If they don’t ratify it, it doesn’t happen.

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