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Japan must relax its fear of a Democrat in the White House

A Biden presidency will not damage the alliance with Tokyo

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Biden is more avuncular.   © Reuters

Brad Glosserman is deputy director of and visiting professor at the Center for Rule Making Strategies at Tama University in Tokyo. Ellis S. Krauss is professor emeritus specializing in Japanese politics and U.S.-Japan Relations at the University of California, San Diego.

Now that Joe Biden has won the U.S. presidential election, the official response from Tokyo will echo a former Japanese ambassador, who likened election results to opening presents from relatives on Christmas: whatever you get "it's just what I wanted!"

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