Japan says differences with US on economic talks

Posted April 20, 2017

According to Pence, U.S. President Trump was confident that even without military pressure, diplomatic and economic pressures could convince the North Korean regime to cooperate in dismantling its nuclear program.

The White House under President Donald Trump has favored bilateral trade deals, which provide an opportunity for the U.S.to leverage its economic and military might.

Pence spoke on Tuesday with reporters about the partnerships the USA has with Asian countries that surround the North Korean regime.

The vice president's office says he will be touring the largest mosque in Indonesia and participating in a dialogue with interfaith religious leaders.

Pence signed baseballs for players and was presented with two jerseys at Wednesday's gathering with dozens of young ballplayers.

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The United States will not be negotiating directly with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un anytime soon, Vice President Mike Pence told CNN in an exclusive interview. On Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence expressed a desire for a bilateral trade pact with Japan.

Pence will also seek to assure Japanese businesses that Trump's "America First" rhetoric will not affect trade and business relations with the US. But the era of strategic patience is over. A number of USA manufacturers, including AK Steel Corp., have urged the ITC to reverse the administrative law judge's decision to dismiss the antitrust claim. Dent said the relocation efforts for Japan and South Korea have been in the works for some time.

A day after North Korea launched its latest test missile, an experiment that ultimately fizzled out, Mr Pence said the USA was hopeful China would use its "extraordinary levers" to persuade the North to give up its nuclear arms.

Defence officials from the United States, South Korea and Japan, who were in Tokyo for trilateral security talks, said in a statement North Korea should give up its weapons development irrevocably.

But data from China's customs department showed the value of North Korean imports to China for the first quarter of 2017 increased 18.4% compared to the same time frame a year earlier. With the free trade agreement in mind, Pence clarified the US stance of shifting to focusing on bilateral talks to pursue USA interests.

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The vice president brought greetings from President Donald J. Trump and commended the troops for their vigilance "here along this historic frontier of freedom".

Pence said the USA trade deficit has more than doubled in the five years since the U.S.

"America has played a certain role in Asia since 1945. that role has in the end of the day been a stabilizer", Delury said.

South Korea moved to downplay Pence's remarks, with a government official in charge of trade matters noting the comments were directed at an audience of USA business executives.

A ship bell signaled his arrival Wednesday morning on the USS Ronald Reagan at the U.S. Yokosuka naval base south of Tokyo.

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