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Abe to convey 5-year defense spending plans to Trump

Tokyo aims to showcase progress on narrowing trade imbalance

Japan aims to show the U.S. it is working to slim their trade imbalance by purchasing more F-35 jets and other defense equipment.
Japan aims to demonstrate to the U.S. that it is working on their trade imbalance by purchasing more F-35 fighters and other defense hardware.

TOKYO -- The Japanese government is set to reveal its defense spending estimates for the next five years to the Trump administration to highlight purchases of American gear, departing from its previous practice of announcing single-year spending plans.

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