Japan's premier fails to persuade Trump on levies

President refuses to budge on tariffs, Trans-Pacific deal

Posted: April 20, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Japanese President Shinzo Abe and his wife, Akie, walk with President Donald Trump and Melania Trump at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate Tuesday in Palm Beach, Fla. Despite appearances, the leaders’ trade talks during the Florida visit were tense, tough and resulted in little progress, according to two U.S. officials.

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe returned home this week with little progress to claim in trade negotiations with President Donald Trump.

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