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International relations

Trump drives hard bargain in Japan at honeymoon summit

Abe now faces pressure to reach trade agreement in August

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a joint news conference May 27 at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The relationship between the U.S. and Japan "has never been better than it is right now," President Donald Trump said here Monday prior to the summit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, though the ties will be tested by the bargaining in trade talks that now appear to have an August deadline.

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