Trudeau and Abe at their first meeting at the time of the APEC summit in Manila, November 2015. Photo by AP.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be discussing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo tomorrow.
The Canadian Press reports, "Japan is expected to tout the benefits for Canada of the TPP, a huge, 12-country treaty that would deepen trade connections across the Asia-Pacific region." CTV notes, "Benoit Hardy-Chartrand, Asia-Pacific Expert at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, said that if ratified, the TPP could benefit the Canadian mining and oil industry [in Asia]."
Japan clearly wants the TPP to be ratified.