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Newsletter 04/29/14
Issue 309 Vol.14 Number04
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OUR FEATURED COUNTRY: Japan
U.S. President Barack Obama traveled to Tokyo on April 23 -24 and became the first American president to visit the Japanese territory in 18 years. One of the objectives of this meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was to revive the process of trade negotiations which is currently in a stalemate. One of the main question which needs to be answered in order to obtain a signature for the Free trade agreement lies in access to the U.S. market in terms of agricultural products and Japanese cars. Indeed, the United States considers that the signing of such a treaty with Tokyo is crucial for the implementation of the Trans- Pacific Partnership, a free trade agreement that includes all countries in the Pacific region.

The main points of disagreement between Japan and the United States lie in the elimination of tariffs on agricultural products such as rice, beef, dairy products and sugar. Motor vehicles are another obstacle. Japanese manufacturers exported more than 4,000 vehicles per day in the United States in 2013, while Japan imported less than 62 U.S. vehicles per day during the same period. This disparity alone accounts for almost three quarters of the 73 billion USD trade deficit recorded by the United States in its trade with Japan. One of the goals of U.S. negotiators is to establish a minimum level of U.S. auto imports.

Japan is an important trading partner for the United States. In 2013, U.S. exports to that country amounted to 65 billion USD, while imports amounted to about 138 billion USD. This makes Japan the fourth customer of the United States (4.1% of total exports ) and the fourth supplier (with 6.1% of total imports).

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MORE USEFUL LINKS IN JAPAN

Doing business with Japan:
> Doing Business in Japan: 2013 Country Commercial Guide
> JETRO: Japan External Trade Organization
> U.S.-Japan Business Council
> Ease of Doing Business in Japan
> U.S.-Japan Council

More information about country relations between U.S. and Japan:
> Trade in Goods with Japan
> American Chamber of Commerce in Japan
> The U.S. Commercial Service in Japan
> The U.S.-Japan Relations
> Embassy of the United States in Japan

MARKET STUDIES
The hydroponics system market in Japan - 2013

The hydroponics system market in 2014 is likely to achieve 8,657.0 million yen, 102.9% of the size of the previous year, based on the shipment value from manufacturers. It seems that the hydroponics systems domestically spread in closed-down ruins of schools and factories. In overseas, there are moves of spreading the systems in China and South-east Asian countries, where demands for hydroponics are prospected to increase.
MORE MARKET STUDIES ON JAPAN

> The Wine market in Japan
> Statistical report about production, sales and export of cars in Japan
> The smart phone e-commerce market in Japan
> The solar photovoltaic systems market in Japan
> The power conditioner market for new energies in Japan
> The health foods commissioned manufacturing market in Japan
> The BPO (Business Processing Outsourcing) market in Japan
> The golf market in Japan

TRADESHOWS & EVENTS
M-TECH 2014

M-Tech is Japan's largest exhibition gathering all kinds of mechanical parts such as bearings, fasteners, mechanical springs and metal and plastic processing technology. It will take place from 17th to 25th June 2014 in Tokyo.
MORE TRADESHOWS & EVENTS IN JAPAN

> LOGIS-TECH TOKYO 2014
> AGRITECH JAPAN 2014
> COSME TOKYO 2014
> JIMTOF 2014
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BUSINESS PUBLICATIONS
NewsOnJapan.com

Daily newsfeeds featuring business, science and technology and general information on Japan.
MORE BUSINESS PUBLICATIONS ON JAPAN

> J@pan Inc. Magazine
> Economist.com | Country Briefings: Japan
> The Japan News
> SuccessStories - Japan

BUSINESS DIRECTORIES AND TRADE INFORMATION
Japan Yellow Pages

JAPAN YELLOW PAGES(R) is the one and only English directory in Japan. For residents, travelers, businessmen from abroad staying in Japan and for whomever needed. We surely support you with all English directory of Japan from daily usage to business needs.
MORE BUSINESS DIRECTORIES ON JAPAN

> Yalwa Japan
> Japan Trade Pages
> Japan Products
> Import Export Trade Leads Japan

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