and coverage, and in addition to normal and (7) New FTAs, instead of preferential trade, sticking to JSEPA
' norms, facilitate cooperation must explore selectivity, in investment, technology, flexibility, and R&D, training and comprehensiveness.
Substantively, however, JSEPA is not considered a hugely important agreement, but was rather meant to be an instrument through which the Japanese government could overcome its aversion to a regional or FTA policy as a whole.
(51.) METI, The Agreement Between Japan and the Republic of Singapore for a New Age Economic Partnership (the JSEPA), January 2002, available at http://www.meti.go.jp (accessed March 16, 2002).