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Trump's criticism of U.S.-Japan security pact could be headache for Abe

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Still, Tokyo could take some steps aimed at addressing Trump's complaints, he added. Those could include boosting Japan's spending for U.S. military forces stationed in the country as well as buying more American military equipment.

This is what Trump has in mind. Don't have to be a mind reader to figure this out.

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Kishi was forced to step down in the face of a huge public outcry. The treaty was changed to commit the U.S. to defending Japan, but many Japanese worried the pact would suck their country into a wider conflict.

We now know the reality is Japan would get sucked into a wider conflict without it!

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