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Japan, U.S. affirm alliance after Trump revives security treaty criticism

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Extremely promising news! The Japan-USA alliance just keeps getting stronger and stronger. Ivanka looks amazing, but I wish Abe Akie-san was in this picture. Ivanka will make a great President after Trump in 2024.

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What the h... are "those two" doing there?

Giving some unwanted, undesired and senseless advice?

Family business as usual.

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The meeting took place after Bloomberg news agency reported earlier this week that Trump mused to confidants about withdrawing from the security treaty that has formed a key part of the Japan-U.S. ties after the end of World War II.

If that happened, that would be the end of the right wing in Japan.

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Great Job Shin-Chan, one shady Bloomberg news & your always ready to bend over even more. Lets buy some more war planes and feed the warmongers & Military industries. Those fake smiles make it even funny at some point.

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There's something wrong with this picture.

Melania, Eric, Don Jr and Baron are missing.

Imagine how efficient the government would be if we gave them important positions.

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And Tiffany, how could we forget Tiffany.

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If that happened, that would be the end of the right wing in Japan.

Funny you say that because some people who usually agree with you (like Yubaru) say the withdrawing is exactly what the right wing want.

Comment from Yubaru:

Folks, Trump is doing Abe's dirty work for him here. Dont be fooled, Abe likes the idea that Trump is making these comments because this is exactly what he wants to push HIS agenda to change the constitution and specifically Article 9.

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Trump dynasty building. We all know who Trump will be supporting for president when he's done. It won't be Reprent.

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Ivanka is here to do some of her own side business no doubt.

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Funny you say that because some people who usually agree with you (like Yubaru) say the withdrawing is exactly what the right wing want.

Well the only thing I have ever disagreed with Yubaru on is this subject. I believe that the US should end this military alliance with Japan, where as he doesn't. It doesn't matter. We can agree to disagree.

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Aly Rustom

My only problem is with the babies on this site who would rather troll someone and call them names and take other cheap shots because they disagree with them rather than engage in intelligent debate. That's all.

If that's about me I must say I'm sorry. I don't wanna make an excuse but English is not my first language.

I respect your opinion. I thought It's interesting that usually like-minded people are divided about topics of US bases, alliance and Okinawa. Maybe I should've said "interesting" rather than "funny".

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If that's about me I must say I'm sorry.

hiragino-san, no it is not about you at all. That's not what I meant at all. I'm sorry if it sounded like it did

I don't wanna make an excuse but English is not my first language.

That's fine. Thank you for engaging us in English. Thank you.

I respect your opinion.

Likewise sir.

I thought It's interesting that usually like-minded people are divided about topics of US bases, alliance and Okinawa.

Likeminded people can have different opinions about anything. The issue is never whether we disagree but HOW we choose to do it.

Maybe I should've said "interesting" rather than "funny".

No your choice of words was fine. No mistake. Both interesting and funny would have worked. I wasn't at all offended by your remark, just trying to make the point that likeminded people also can have their own differences. We also don't have to be likeminded to respect each other and have a healthy debate.

I was just making the point that some posters here want to pick fights without having anything worthwhile to contribute.

But I didn't have you in mind at all. So please accept my apology once more.

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Nepotism at its worst!

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Looks like a Madame Tussauds promo....

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Trump more than any other POTUS has gilded the lily of nepotism, which is why in the end the Trump family of grifters will all, thankfully, sink together into the garbage can of history.

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They've got him surrounded.

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Charming. The trump gangster family surrounding Abe San.

I really hope Abe San will realize he is just a toy for trump to abuse, which he often does.

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Pls abe san , deal with the problems in Japan and trump pls deal with yr problems at home.

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It's always two-bit dictators who surround themselves with family in their governments.

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hiragino4410Today  12:12 pm JST

Aly Rustom

My only problem is with the babies on this site who would rather troll someone and call them names and take other cheap shots because they disagree with them rather than engage in intelligent debate. That's all.

If that's about me I must say I'm sorry. I don't wanna make an excuse but English is not my first language.

I respect your opinion. I thought It's interesting that usually like-minded people are divided about topics of US bases, alliance and Okinawa. Maybe I should've said "interesting" rather than "funny".

Higashino-san Sir. Please don't be sorry because you don't have to be. Japanese "sorry culture" is not understood outside Japan , and often being called apologists, or the Japanese don't really understand what "sorry" means to them. Your English is far better than mine and probably better than Japanese-writing ability of most of posters here. Japanese people had better be a little more aggressive to post comments to this kind of the greatest media web-site. JT is far better, except a bit longer time-lag and a little choosy, compared to , say, Japan Times.

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Forget the Japan-US Alliance. Japan needs 5000 nukes to keep Japan safe.

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Forget the Japan-US Alliance. Japan needs 5000 nukes to keep Japan safe.

Where did you get that calculation from? Britain has about 150, and France about 200.

How do you even know Japan does not have a nuclear weapon.

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Japan has about 150 kg of plutonium enough to build 5,000 nuclear weapons.

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Trump is the smartest person standing there. Her father is also kind of alright.

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Because nothing Trump says matters. He Tweets, He blabbers. He blows a lot of hard air.

For the rubes.

And then the rest of us continue with the business of government.

What a loser.

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but I wish Abe Akie-san was in this picture. Ivanka will make a great President after Trump in 2024.

With the assumption being that you thing then that Akie would be a great replacement for Abe after he finishes his third term right?

Talk about nightmares on BOTH sides of the Pacific!

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Well the only thing I have ever disagreed with Yubaru on is this subject. I believe that the US should end this military alliance with Japan, where as he doesn't. It doesn't matter. We can agree to disagree.

And just to say, that I do see eye to eye with many of the things you write here as well! And I respect your comments and opinions.

We can most definitely agree to disagree! And still be "friends", that's what life is all about! I don't want everyone thinking the same way as I do, heaven forbid! But like you, it's in the delivery!

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And just to say, that I do see eye to eye with many of the things you write here as well! And I respect your comments and opinions.

Thank you my friend!

We can most definitely agree to disagree! And still be "friends", that's what life is all about! I don't want everyone thinking the same way as I do, heaven forbid! But like you, it's in the delivery!

Absolutely!!

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