Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi held marathon four-hour talks with US Trade Representative Robert Ligthizer in Washington yesterday. After that, Motegi said the two countries were “getting closer to reach a conclusion” on trade agreement. He added that “we’re spending quite a long time” because the discussions involved details covering a wide range of areas.

Talks will continue on Friday and Motegi said “we’ll see what we can do (in talks) tomorrow”, regarding the chance of reaching a conclusion on trade.

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