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Trump made the remarks critical of trade with Japan while meeting with American business executives.   © Reuters
The Trump effect

'It's not fair,' Trump says of Japanese auto trade

New president looks to negotiate away the US trade deficit

TAISEI HOYAMA, Nikkei staff writers | China

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said Japan was engaging in unfair practices on auto imports and exports, a topic that could come up when he meets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as early as February.

Trump spoke with chief executives of Ford Motor, defense contractor Lockheed Martin, Dow Chemical and other major American corporations at the White House.

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