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Trump may be trying to stick Abe with the Old Maid

US president dragging Japan into fierce game of trade and currencies

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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

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