FOCUS: Trump or Biden, Japan likely to face harsh demands in trade talks

Japan needs to brace for tough negotiations on autos and agriculture when the second stage of bilateral trade talks with Washington eventually resume, no matter who wins the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election, analysts say.The schedule and style of talks may differ substantially depending on who emerges the victor, but both President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are likely to push for greater market access to Japan as they focus on protecting American industries and jobs to revive the U.S. economy hit by the coronavirus pandemic, they said.Japan apparently has no cards to pl…

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