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An inward-looking US could cause a world of hurt

Trump's narrow-minded agenda threatens the progress brought by globalization

TOKYO -- The inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump and his "America first" policy have rattled a corporate world long accustomed to the globalism once so fervently embraced by the world's biggest economy.

"Mr. Trump often uses the word 'world.' For Americans, the U.S. is the world itself," said a former executive at a major Japanese company, reflecting on his stint in the U.S.

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