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Abe-Trump smiles mask the coming anger

Japan has bought time by feting US president but cannot stop a reckoning on trade

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Behind all the smiles and camaraderie, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe talked past one another more than sharing a common script.   © Reuters

Donald Trump visited Tokyo for four days intending to cement his "unshakable bond" with Shinzo Abe. Instead, the visit showcased why their unlikely bromance is headed for trouble.

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