Japan's Abe says TPP 'goal is near'

Japan's Abe says TPP 'goal is near'

Abe says Japan's ag industry is at a crossroads and needs to make changes to adjust.

THE highly anticipated visit by Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not include any breakthrough agreement on the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) discussions, but leaders expressed optimism that a final deal is getting closer.

Agricultural products and automobiles are the two significant issues that need to be worked out in bilateral discussions between Japan and the U.S. before a broader TPP deal is re

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