US-Japan wrap up trade talks but still apart on auto, insurance
TOKYO (AP) - US and Japanese officials have wrapped up a round of talks aimed at reducing trade barriers but differences remain over autos, insurance and other industries.
The three-day talks that ended on Friday were linked to the bigger Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, also held in Tokyo.
Japan entered negotiations for the regional free trade pact involving 12 countries on July 23.
Acting Deputy US Trade Representative Wendy Cutler told reporters the "lack of a level playing field" in Japan's insurance industry is among the contentious issues.