Japan Worries Trump Is Destroying Alliance With America

Japan fears Donald Trump is destroying its alliance with the United States.

“U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump’s portrayal of Japan as a free-rider on security is stirring worries in Tokyo about damage to its U.S. alliance, and could embolden hardliners keen to bolster Japan’s military in the face of a rising China.

The U.S.-Japan alliance has been the lynchpin of Tokyo’s security policy for decades, but worries have simmered in recent years as to whether Washington will continue to be willing and able to defend its key Asian ally.” [READ MORE]