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Weaker US government could mean heavier burden for Japan

U.S. midterm results could also impact Obama's relationship with Abe.

TOKYO -- The historic election loss by President Barack Obama's Democratic Party is no distant fire on the opposite shore. The ramifications of a changed political landscape there will certainly be felt by Japanese policymakers.

     The Abe government has largely kept mum on the election results. "Japan-U.S. relations are the core of our foreign policy, so there will be no change in our efforts to deepen our cooperation and partnership with the U.S.," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told the press.

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