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The European Union (EU) and Japan began seeking a free trade agreement (FTA) around 2010 and formal negotiations on the EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) began in April 2013. The negotiations lasted longer than expected and were signed in July 2018. This article examines, taking into account the nature of NAFTA as a representative mega-free trade agreement, how two variables – the influence of the interconnected SAA structure and the reactions of political leaders to the Antimelima – influenced the NAFTA development process. This article makes two main arguments. First, the existence and substance of other free trade agreements involving the EU and Japan have had both positive and negative effects on the development of NAFTA. . . .