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Trans-Pacific Partnership Opportunities by Market

Categories: Australia,Business/Economics,Canada,Chile,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Japan,Mexico,Treaties,Vietnam

Highlights benefits U.S. businesses can acquire when exporting to the 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries.  Covers each market’s top export sectors and explains how existing tariffs will be affected once the agreement enters into force.  From the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Commerce Department


National Parliaments

Categories: Australia,Canada,China,France,Germany,Govt Processes/Organization,Great Britain,Japan,Korea,Mexico

Describes major country parliamentary systems including historical background, structure and composition, political parties, role of officers and committees, elections, and legislative process

From the Law Library of the Library of Congress


The Interim Report on the Revision of the Guidelines for U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation

Categories: Defense/Military,Japan,Treaties

Describes revisions to the 1997 guidelines designed to prevent the deterioration of Japan’s security and ensure cooperation between the two countries.  From the Defense Department.


East China Sea

Categories: China,Energy,Japan,Statistics

Describes the strategic location of the East China Sea and the potential oil and gas deposits that have made it a point of contention between China and Japan.  From the  Energy Information Administration


“Womenomics” in Japan: In Brief

Categories: Business/Economics,Japan,Women

Discusses Prime Minister Abe’s plan to restart Japan’s economy and how customs and traditions in Japan regarding women are posing a problem.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan…)

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Arctic/Antarctic,Australia,Environment,Headlines,Japan,Treaties,United Nations


Decision of the International Court of Justice that Japanese whaling activities in the Antarctic is a commercial whaling venture that is a violation of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling.  Japan claims it is a scientific research program.  From the International Court of Justice


U.S.-Japan Economic Relations: Significance, Prospects, and Policy Options

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Japan,Treaties

Includes an overview of U.S. – Japanese economic trends, bilateral trade issues between the two countries, and prospects for strengthening economic ties. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Current Debates over Exchange Rates: Overview and Issues for Congress

Categories: China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Govt Finance,Japan,Treaties

Discusses general and specific debates relating to alleged currency wars between countries who use currency manipulation to make their products more attractive in foreign trade.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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