What the US election means in Japan

  • Regardless of the outcome of the election, Japan will remain American’s staunchest ally in this populous and diplomatically volatile region.
  • After 10 years spent fighting terrorism the US is now turning its attention back to Asia Pacific. If the plan goes ahead, 60 per cent of the US navy will be deployed in Asia by 2020 (it’s currently at 50 per cent).
  • Two of the top three global economies, Japan and the US count for 30 per cent of world domestic product, with strong trade ties. No president would want to jeopardise that.

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