FOCUS: After unpredictable Trump, Biden may keep Japan in trade quagmire

The next four years under Joe Biden may be less tumultuous than under Donald Trump but will still be challenging for Japan as the U.S. president-elect is unlikely to ease up on China.Biden is seen as preferring a more multilateral approach to trade. This comes as a relief to Japan, which salvaged the original Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact from collapse after the United States left at Trump’s initiative, hoping that Washington would eventually come back.Still, trade experts see no immediate U.S. return to what is now the 11-member TPP while Biden focuses on domestic issues such as c…

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