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Trump wrong to accuse Japan of free riding on security

Tokyo plays big role in keeping Asian partners on US side in strategic struggle with China

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Osprey military aircraft are parked at the Futenma airbase in Okinawa: bases in Japan are a bargain for the U.S.    © Kyodo

U.S. President Donald Trump has often alleged that Japan does not contribute to American security and even suggested the possibility of abrogating the bilateral security treaty.

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