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Analysts debate whether U.S. should strike expeditious deal with Japan

April 16, 2019 at 8:30 AM
As U.S. and Japanese officials begin high-level trade talks this week, analysts are weighing the pros and cons of quickly concluding a bilateral deal -- a goal of some senior U.S. officials. Mireya Solís, a Japan analyst and senior fellow with the Brookings Institution, believes the countries should actively push for an expeditious agreement, arguing in a new analysis that “protracted negotiations” carry significant risks. Her position follows remarks made last week by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, who said he...

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