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Trump opposes undermining Japan's control of disputed islands

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I wonder what they will really talk about. How many translators will be there I wonder also. Things lost in translation make a mess.

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On surface it will be a resounding success. However, Japan will be paying a high price as Trump extracts maximum commitments and money from Abe. Yen talk will be informal and low key, but there will always be a "cheap $ weapon policy" that Trump can use anytime later. A key economic policy stance of Trump and his economic advisers. In the meantime for strategic alliance, Japan has to open up buy much more more imports including agriculture & car products, break down informal barriers, make huge investments in US, etc. It will be a Japan that keep saying, Yes to USA.

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TBH I think these meetings will be successful. Japan has taken a surprisingly large and proactive number of steps to reassure Trump and nudge companies to invest more in America so Japan will be coming from a strong and friendly position

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All Abe has to do is the usual Japanese practice of seeming to agree to everything, and then take his sweet time on the details and honouring the deal. He can always gamble that Trump's influence on US politics will be short-lived, and that may buy enough time until the usual shysters are back in office.

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I bet all the flaming liberal ex-pats saying the Senkaku islands are Japan's property will find some way to disparage President Trump... waiting for the flames. I love the US and Japan so I do hope this is a productive meeting to the benefit of both our countries.

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TBH I think these meetings will be successful. Japan has taken a surprisingly large and proactive number of steps to reassure Trump and nudge companies to invest more in America so Japan will be coming from a strong and friendly position

I agree.

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