Japan Has Surpassed U.S. On Trade Front For Years

With Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe officially throwing his nation's hat into the Trans-Pacific Partnership ring this week, it would probably be informative to review the state of trade between Japan and the United States. The overwhelming conclusion? Japanese companies benefit significantly more than American ones. Just imagine how a TPP free trade deal will exacerbate the current imbalance. 

Japan ranks as the U.S.'s fourth top trade partner, with the land of rising sun far outpacing Uncle Sam in terms of exports to America not only today but over the past nearly three decades. We can just imagine what TPP will do to the ongoing imbalance.

 

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