Farmer protesters rally against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in front of the Diet building in Tokyo Friday, March 15, 2013 with a banner reading: "We absolutely oppose Japan's pa

 

              Farmer protesters rally against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in front of the Diet building in Tokyo Friday, March 15, 2013 with a banner reading: "We absolutely oppose Japan
Farmer protesters rally against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in front of the Diet building in Tokyo Friday, March 15, 2013 with a banner reading: "We absolutely oppose Japan's participation to TPP." Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to announce Japan will join talks on the trade pact that would oblige the country to undertake major reforms, especially in farming. The expected announcement later Friday confirming plans to seek participation in the U.S.-led TPP, is raising protests from farmers opposed to opening protected home markets to foreign competition. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)