Acting deputy U.S. Trade Representative Wendy Cutler, left, smiles at Japanese Foreign Ministry's Economic Affairs Bureau Deputy Director-General (Ambassador) Takeo Mori, right, at the start of their

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Acting deputy U.S. Trade Representative Wendy Cutler, left, smiles at Japanese Foreign Ministry's Economic Affairs Bureau Deputy Director-General (Ambassador) Takeo Mori, right, at the start of their meeting for talks on various issues related to an American-led effort to forge the Trans-Pacific Partnership regional trade bloc at the ministry in Tokyo Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. Cutler is heading the U.S. side in talks that began Wednesday on autos, insurance and non-tariff barriers to trade — sensitive issues that will require compromise if the 12 participating countries are to meet their year-end deadline for a deal. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT less 

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Associated Press
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 8:08 AM EDT