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International relations

Japan and US begin talks on host-nation support

Trump seeks a significant increase in Tokyo's burden-sharing

Four F/A-18E Super Hornets fly near Japan's Mount Fuji. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy)

TOKYO -- The governments of Japan and the U.S. began new negotiations over host-nation support -- Tokyo's share of the cost of hosting American troops -- via videoconference Thursday.

Foreign affairs and defense officials took part and will talk again Friday.

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