JAPAN: “Our prayers are with those affected by the flooding in Japan. We commend the rescue efforts and offer condolences to all who were injured or lost loved ones. https://t.co/AIgJMyT7qS“ -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 14, 2018 7:44 am […]

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JAPAN/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Thursday [6-7-18] said he doesn’t feel a need to prepare for his historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, arguing that the delicate and high-stakes negotiations over denuclearization will be based more on ‘attitude’ than legwork. In extensive remarks during a visit from Japanese Prime […]

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JAPAN/NORTH KOREA/SANCTIONS/SINGAPORE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said Thursday [6-7-18] he may invite North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the United States if their meeting in Singapore next week goes well…Trump also said he could envision a normalization of ties between the US and North Korea if a deal is reached with Kim…Trump also […]

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JAPAN/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “PM Abe and I are also working to improve the trading relationship between the U.S. and Japan, something we have to do. The U.S. seeks a bilateral deal with Japan that is based on the principle of fairness and reciprocity. We’re working hard to reduce our trade imbalance… https://t.co/pnqEHoplk0“ -Donald Trump, […]

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JAPAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Today, I am greatly honored to welcome my good friend, PM Abe of Japan to the @WhiteHouse. Over the past 16 months the Prime Minister and I have worked closely together to address common challenges, of which there are many… https://t.co/sNlmdd6fgm“ -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 7, 2018 2:51 pm […]

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JAPAN/NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday [6-7-18] held out the prospect of inviting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the White House if he deemed next week’s summit a success while also signaling he was willing to walk away if he thought talks did not go well. At a White […]

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CANADA/EU/JAPAN/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. allies Canada, Japan and the European Union are banding together to increase pressure on Washington following the Trump administration’s metals tariffs as they head to a meeting of Group of Seven industrialized countries in Quebec on Friday [6-8-18]. With trade likely to dominate the agenda of the summit, the U.S. […]

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CHINA/ECONOMY/JAPAN/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Donald Trump’s plan to make the American economy great again is deceptively simple: wrestle jobs, market share and indeed the future back from China. But what if the U.S. president, in the process, morphs America into Japan? Three decades ago, Trump the real estate mogul railed against Japan-style tariffs and a […]

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ECONOMY/JAPAN/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe courted the new American president with a golden driver not long after Donald Trump won the White House. He’s met with the billionaire businessman more than any other world leader, and he is Trump’s second-most frequent caller. Yet the ‘bromance’ between Trump and Abe has its […]

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ASIA/JAPAN/SOUTH KOREA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “After publicly flirting last week with having the United States rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership, President Trump appeared to rebuff the idea once and for all late Tuesday [4-17-18]. In a Twitter post at 10:49 p.m., Mr. Trump said that although Japan and South Korea would like the United States to […]

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JAPAN/MELANIA/TRUMP PEOPLE: “First lady Melania Trump is giving her Japanese counterpart a tour of a Palm Beach mansion. The first lady took Akie Abe to a Gilded Age mansion on Wednesday. The Whitehall mansion is a few miles north of President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. President Trump is meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe […]

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JAPAN/MIKE POMPEO/NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As every Japanese knows, when you travel abroad, you must bring home some ‘omiyage’ — souvenirs. But after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s first day visiting President Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., the Japanese public is wondering whether their leader, embattled at home by influence-peddling scandals, might […]

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GOLF/JAPAN/ TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump and Japan’s Shinzo Abe are making time for a round of golf during their Mar-a-Lago summit. The leaders arrived at Trump International Golf Club, a Trump-owned course, in West Palm Beach early Wednesday morning. Trump and Abe are both avid golfers and played last year at another Trump […]

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JAPAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @AbeShinzo: フロリダに到着し、早速トランプ大統領との首脳会談に臨みました。今日は、大半を北朝鮮問題に費やし、非常に重要な点で認識を一致させることができました。 「日本のために最善となるようベストを尽くす」 トランプ大統領は、来る米朝首脳会談で拉致問題を取り上げ…” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 18, 2018 4:45 AM […]

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JAPAN/NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump disclosed on Tuesday [4-17-18] that the United States is having direct talks at ‘extremely high levels’ with Pyongyang to try to set up a summit between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump made the acknowledgement during a picture-taking session with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/JAPAN/NORTH KOREA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Spoke to Prime Minister Abe of Japan, who is very enthusiastic about talks with North Korea. Also discussing opening up Japan to much better trade with the U.S. Currently have a massive $100 Billion Trade Deficit. Not fair or sustainable. It will all work out!” – Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Mar. […]

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AUSTRALIA/CHINA/JAPAN/SOUTH KOREA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “From Japan and South Korea to Australia and Europe, officials lined up on Friday [3-9-18] to seek exemptions from President Donald Trump’s tariffs on U.S. steel and aluminum imports, while Chinese producers called on Beijing to retaliate in kind. … South Korea, the third largest steel exporter to the United […]

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JAPAN/NATIONAL SECURITY/NORTH KOREA/NUCLEAR: “Japan’s public broadcaster on Tuesday [1-16-18] accidentally sent news alerts that North Korea had launched a missile and that citizens should take shelter — just days after the government of Hawaii had sent a similar warning to its citizens. The broadcaster, NHK, corrected itself five minutes later and apologized for the error […]

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CHINA/FOREIGN POLICY/JAPAN/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “At each stop on his 12-day, five-country Asia tour, President Donald Trump emphasized one aspect of his visit above all else: his personal rapport with the heads of state who hosted him. He golfed with Shinzo Abe, complimenting the Japanese prime minister’s accidental backward tumble into a bunker as graceful. […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/JAPAN/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump pushed for Japan to buy ‘massive’ amounts of military equipment from the U.S., saying that it would help the country shoot down missiles like the pair that nearby North Korea has fired overhead in recent months… Mr. Abe, in turn, anticipated buying more military equipment from the U.S., […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/JAPAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump opened his 10-day swing through Asia on Sunday [11-5-17] with some of the familiar trappings from home: donning a leather bomber jacket before addressing U.S. troops stationed in Japan and golfing nine holes with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Things become more rigorous Monday, as Messrs. Trump and Abe […]

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JAPAN/SOUTH KOREA/TRADE DEALS: “I am allowing Japan & South Korea to buy a substantially increased amount of highly sophisticated military equipment from the United States.” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 5, 2017 07:36am […]

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JAPAN/NATIONAL SECURITY/NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “North Korea launched a ballistic missile over Japan Tuesday [8-29-17], the latest in a string of direct provocations that have destabilized the region and triggered global alarm. The missile—the first Pyongyang has fired over Japan’s main islands since 2009—prompted a fiery response from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe… Mr. Abe […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/JAPAN/SOUTH KOREA: “Great trilateral meeting & dinner w/ President Shinzō Abe of Japan & President Moon Jae-in of South Korea @ the @usconshamburg this evening. https://t.co/fX6qC3XEog” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 6, 2017 04:15pm […]

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CHINA/FOREIGN POLICY/JAPAN/NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA: “North Korea has just launched another missile. Does this guy have anything better to do with his life? Hard to believe that South Korea… and Japan will put up with this much longer. Perhaps China will put a heavy move on North Korea and end this nonsense once and for all!” […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/JAPAN/JOBS/MIKE PENCE: “Vice President Mike Pence praised investment by Toyota Motor Corp. and other Japanese companies in the U.S. while avoiding criticism of Tokyo’s trade practices, drawing a relieved welcome from business leaders here… The election of President Donald Trump and some of his tweets thereafter led to concern in Tokyo about the possibility […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/JAPAN/MIKE PENCE/NORTH KOREA: “U.S. Vice President Mike Pence assured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday [4-18-17] that the United States stands ‘100 percent’ behind its anchor ally in Asia in working to defuse risks from North Korea’s nuclear program. Pence struck a stern tone as he began talks with Abe and other Japanese […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/JAPAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s top diplomat will visit Japan on Wednesday followed by stops in South Korea and China, a vital trip for an administration that has sent mixed signals to a region facing new risks. On the eve of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s first official trip to Asia, the administration […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/JAPAN/NORTH KOREA: “North Korea’s test launch of a ballistic missile was ‘absolutely intolerable,’ Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said at a joint news conference with U.S. President Donald Trump in Florida, on Saturday. ‘I just want everybody to understand, and fully know, that the United States of America is behind Japan, our great ally, […]

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JAPAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A working dinner tonight with Prime Minister Abe of Japan, and his representatives, at the Winter White House (Mar-a-Lago). Very good talks!”  – Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Feb. 11, 2017 06:24pm  […]

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CHINA/FOREIGN POLICY/JAPAN/NATIONAL SECURITY: “The U.S. is putting regional stability in East Asia at risk, a Chinese spokesman said Saturday following remarks by President Trump’s Defense secretary that a U.S. commitment to defend Japanese territory applies to an island group that China claims. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang on Saturday called on the U.S. to […]

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JAPAN/TPP: “The Trans-Pacific Partnership is an attack on America’s business. It does not stop Japan’s currency manipulation. This is a bad deal.”  – 4/22/2015, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, 4/22/2015 […]

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JAPAN/MEDIA/OBAMA: “N.Y.Times headline states Obama suffers setbacks in Japan trade deal. Can somebody please tell him that with all they sell us, WE HAVE CARDS”  – 4/25/2014, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 4/25/2014 […]

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JAPAN/TAXES: “We allow Japan to sell us millions of cars with zero import tax and we can’t make a trade deal with them – our country is in big trouble!”  – 4/25/2014, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 4/25/2014 […]

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CHINA/JAPAN/SPENDING: “The new reality, China and Japan are warning us not to default http://t.co/LRVaKB6ZiG Reckless government spending has made us weak.”  – 10/8/2013, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 10/8/2013 […]

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CHINA/JAPAN: “China is now attacking Japan’s economy for leverage http://t.co/KFAhowS7 Soon they will try the same with us. #TimeToGetTough” [9:42:44 AM]  – Sept. 18, 2012, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Trumptwitterarchive.com, 9/18/2012 […]

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CHINA/JAPAN: “China is an international pariah. They are now harassing Japan over its purchase of 3 uninhabited islands http://t.co/sPBPxwYY” [3:26:42 PM]  – Sept. 11, 2012, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Trumptwitterarchive.com, 9/11/2012 […]

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JAPAN: “Who the fuck knows? I mean, really, who knows how much the Japs will pay for Manhattan property these days?” [The 15th used for date-sorting purposes only.]  – Donald Trump, TIME Magazine, January 1989 […]

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