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Japan after Abe

Japan's next leader to face tighter squeeze from China and US

As Abe-Trump bromance ends, Tokyo eyes security decisions in Beijing's shadow

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, is said to be the world leader whom President Donald Trump has trusted most.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- U.S. President Donald Trump lamented the impending loss of his "best friend" on the diplomatic stage during a call Monday with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has announced his resignation due to health concerns.

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