Japan and Mexico’s emerging trade partnership presents the U.S. with new political opportunities

By Jieying Ding

Mexico now stands as Japan’s top trade partner in Latin America, and Japan is Mexico’s second-largest trade partner in Asia. The deepening trade ties between Japan and Mexico have presented the United States with an opportunity to wield more influence in the Asia-Pacific region. According to the U.S. News, Washington must pay greater attention to the opportunities presented by growing friendship between Japan and Mexico to wield U.S. influence.  For example, Mexico and the United States should together be discussing ways to deepen economic cooperation with Asia-Pacific countries.