Narushige Michishita, director of the security and international studies program at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo, commenting on the U.S. presidential debate between Donld Trump and Hillary Clinton. He said it was in some ways heartening to hear his country mentioned in the debate, since Japan is often overlooked these days. But he disagreed with Trump's criticism that Japan and other U.S. allies aren't contributing enough to their defense. (AP)© Japan Today
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There is a small truth to what Mr Trump was saying, in the sense that Japan was a kind of free-rider or at least a cheap-rider back in the 1970s and '80s. But now given what Prime Minister (Shinzo) Ab
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