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New Japan govt hints at joining Pacific trade pact

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Japan's new government led by incoming prime minister Shinzo Abe has suggested it may join a US-backed Pacific-wide free trade deal, a report said on Monday. 

Japan's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leader and incoming prime minister, Shinzo Abe, pictured during a press conference at the LDP headquarters in Tokyo, on December 17, 2012. Japan's new government led by Abe has suggested it may join a US-backed Pacific-wide free trade deal, a report said on Monday.

Tokyo has previously shown interest in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) but remained non-committal in the face of fierce opposition from its cosseted farming industry.

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