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Trump ups ante on Japan trade, using cars as bargaining chip

Tokyo taking cautious approach on bilateral negotiations

TAKESHI KAWANAMI, Nikkei staff writer | Japan

WASHINGTON -- Japanese political and corporate circles are moving to respond to U.S. President Donald Trump's attempts to rehash the auto trade wars from the 1980s -- a likely preview of the high-pressure tactics he will employ in bilateral trade talks with Tokyo.

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