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Japan's Aso says he would welcome U.S. taking fresh look at TPP

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By Tetsushi KajimotoTOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday he would welcome a decision by the United States to explore rejoining the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), following news that President Donald Trump wanted to take a fresh look at the trade pact."If it's true, I would welcome it," he told reporters after a cabinet meeting. Aso said he expected Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Trump to discuss the TPP at their summit meeting next week.But he added that needed to verify facts carefully.Trump "is a person who could change temperamentally, so he may say ...

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 13:11 IST