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Trump demands Japan and South Korea pay for nuclear umbrella

US president's obsession with money puts long-standing relationships at risk

During meetings with President Trump, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pointed out the Japan already covers more than 80% of the cost of hosting U.S. troops. (Nikkei Montage/ Source photo by Reuters and Shinya Sawai) 

TOKYO -- President Donald Trump believes security alliances with other countries are U.S. liabilities rather than assets. 

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