This paper argues that political rather than economic motivations explain Japan’s approach to services negotiations but that the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Trade in Services Agreement present Japan with opportunities to advance liberalization in services as well as to pursue political gains in the competition for regional leadership with China.
Research Article| August 01 2016
Japan and the Liberalization of Trade in Services: TPP, TISA, and Leadership in East Asia
Asian Survey (2016) 56 (4): 779–805.
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Gregory P. Corning; Japan and the Liberalization of Trade in Services: TPP, TISA, and Leadership in East Asia. Asian Survey 1 August 2016; 56 (4): 779–805. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.4.779
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