US, Japan say no deal on farm, auto trade but end in sight

April 21, 2015 5:43 AM

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U.S. and Japanese trade officials failed to resolve differences on autos and farm exports that are hindering progress toward a Pacific Rim trade deal but say they believe agreement is within reach.

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Japan's economy minister, Akira Amari, held talks that dragged into the pre-dawn hours but were unable to reach an accord on increased exports of U.S. rice to Japan and of Japanese autos and auto parts to the U.S.

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