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International relations

US and Japan to start contentious talks over host-nation support

Tokyo weighs contribution to satellite project to counter Washington pressure

A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III prepares for takeoff at Yokota Air Base in Tokyo. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Air Force)

TOKYO -- Japan and the U.S. are set to begin a twice-a-decade negotiation over host-nation support -- Tokyo's share of the cost of hosting American troops -- amid unprecedented pressure from the Trump administration for allies to pay more.

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