Japan back from holiday today (ps. Abe, Merkel take stand against protectionism)
Japanese markets reopen today after a long weekend holiday Monday
And, this in the Japanese press: Abe, Merkel take stand against protectionism
The writers of the piece let everyone know what they think:
- In the face of an inward-looking U.S. and the British vote to leave the European Union
On Abe and Merkel:
- They agreed to aim for the timely conclusion of an economic partnership agreement, which will serve as a key test of economic cooperation. "An EPA between Japan and the EU will send a symbolic message to the world," Abe told reporters.
I posted on this yesterday: It looks like EU / Japan free trade deal talks will accelerate