New York Times: Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Is Reached
The United States, Japan and 10 other Pacific basin nations on Monday agreed after years of negotiations to the largest regional trade accord in history, an economic pact envisioned as a bulwark against China?s power and a standard-setter for global commerce, worker rights and environmental protection.
Business Insider: Japan is waking up to the realities of the Pacific
Japan is waking up. For two decades, the island nation has been relatively removed from both regional and global affairs. Now it is in the earliest stages of a push to re-establish itself as a leading power in the Pacific Rim, a role that will require Japan to make some significant internal adjustments.