Trump Aide Says Yen Manipulation Won't Be Priority in Abe Talks
13:42, Feb 12, 2017
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Also during the presidential campaign, Mr. Trump openly questioned the value of some US alliances.
One of Trump's first acts as president was to send notice that the United States is pulling out of the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership, known as TPP, that President Barack Obama championed.
Trump noted that mutual defense will be an important element of the U.S. -Japan relationship under his administration. "We are committed to the security of Japan and all areas under its administrative control", he said.
During a visit to the region earlier this month, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis strongly reassured Japan and South Korea of the United States' commitment to the region and emphasized Washington's continued support for its allies in Asia. "The confirmation was also stipulated in a joint statement issued after the meeting, which added, "[Both nations] oppose any unilateral action that seeks to undermine Japan's administration of these islands".
Reporters who are supposed to keep an eye on President Trump couldn't see him Saturday morning. Both countries host tens of thousands of US forces - seen as a deterrent against the nuclear threat from North Korea and China's growing assertiveness. Japan says USA automakers don't do enough to make their cars attractive in Japan, for example by equipping them with right-hand drive for Japan's roads. Russian President Vladimir Putin proposes Slovenia, the birthplace of Trump's wife, Melania, as a good place for a meeting with Trump, but says the decision on a location is not Moscow's alone.
Although a frank discussion of the issues likely awaits future meetings, not being able to voice views that may run counter to the will of the other side can not equate to a mature bilateral relationship. The two leaders are set to depart Florida on Sunday.
While Abe may have succeeded in forging a close relationship with Trump at an early stage, that was not supposed to be the objective of the summit. Not clear if U.S. side or Japan side vetoed golf pix.
It was a welcome affirmation for Japan in the face of challenges such as China's maritime expansion and North Korea's nuclear and missile development.
Trump also was scheduled to tend to other business in Florida: calling Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos as he continues conversations with foreign leaders.
In a joint press conference, President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appeared genial - but the stakes are high for both leaders.
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