ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter

Trump may be trying to stick Abe with the Old Maid

US president dragging Japan into fierce game of trade and currencies

 (placeholder image)
Ford Taurus cars are seen during a presentation at the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai in April 2015.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- U.S. President Donald Trump has been harsh on Toyota Motor, and rumors suggest his attitude has something to do with Ford Motor. When Trump mixes politics and business, something akin to a game of Old Maid ensues, where everyone is afraid of picking up the wrong card.

Ford needs China

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more