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Economy

Trump's tariff snub clouds US relations with Japan

The days of Tokyo taking advantage of Washington are over, says president

Japan did not escape U.S. steel tariffs despite the personal chemistry between Trump and Abe.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan has crafted its diplomatic and economic strategy around the close relationship Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has forged with U.S. President Donald Trump, but it appears those bonds are becoming frayed by trade frictions.

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