The Lower Chamber of the National Diet of Japan ratified the trade agreement with the US after a vote that was broadcast on Japanese television channels on Tuesday, reports TASS.

The document now has to be ratified by the Upper Chamber of the National Diet of Japan after debates.

In September, Prime Minister of Japan Shinz┼Ź Abe and US President Donald Trump signed a new trade agreement in New York following the talks that had begun in the spring and expressed the commitment to reach the signing of a comprehensive agreement on free trade.