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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.   © Reuters

Majority of Japanese see relations with US worsening

Poll finds reversal of attitudes since Trump's inauguration

| South Korea

TOKYO -- One tumultuous week since Donald Trump entered the White House, 53% of respondents to a new Nikkei Inc. survey predict that Japan-U.S. relations will worsen during his presidency.

This was up 19 percentage points since the question was asked in November, not long after Trump won election. At the time, 46% of respondents said relations would remain unchanged -- a share that plunged to 31% in the latest survey. Those expecting bilateral ties to improve held steady at 6%.

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