In this Oct. 26, 2011 photo, farmers from tsunami-hit Miyagi Prefecture shout a slogan against a Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade zone, aka TPP, while holding placards reading, "Protect Japanese ... more 
In this Oct. 26, 2011 photo, farmers from tsunami-hit Miyagi Prefecture shout a slogan against a Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade zone, aka TPP, while holding placards reading, "Protect Japanese land and food." Japan's ruling party is debating whether the country should join negotiations for a sprawling, U.S.-backed Pacific free trade zone that big exporters insist is vital to keeping Japan competitive _ but that farmers fear will ruin them. Top government officials have signaled that Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda plans to make a decision before he leaves for the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Hawaii, where President Barack Obama and 20 other regional leaders will gather this weekend.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Shizuo Kambayashi
Tue, Nov 8, 2011 8:10 AM EST