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Abe broke the News: Trump once asked me,"If the US is attacked by China, Japan will not do anything"

PoliticalPundit 11/13/2020

After being called "the former president" by his former friend Johnson, Trump's "close ally"-former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also came to explode him.

Kyodo News: Trump said there is "unfairness" between Japan and the United States, Abe persuaded the new security law

According to news from Kyodo News on the 13th, Abe accepted an exclusive interview with Kyodo News on the 12th. During the interview, Abe revealed a lot of things that he did not know when he held a summit meeting with US President Trump during his tenure as Prime Minister of Japan.

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Abe accepted an exclusive interview with Kyodo News on the 12th. Source: Kyodo News

According to reports, Abe broke the news that Trump has repeatedly expressed dissatisfaction with the "Japan-US Security Treaty" and repeatedly emphasized that if the treaty is followed, the United States will have more responsibilities than Japan in the event of an emergency. "unfair".

Abe also told Kyodo News that in order to strengthen the Japan-US alliance, he continued to persuade Trump at that time.

According to reports, Abe revealed that Trump questioned in a meeting: "If Japan is attacked by North Korea, the United States will fight (for Japan). But if the United States is attacked by China, Japan will not do anything?"

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The report said that in order to appease Trump, Abe mentioned the new security law implemented by the Japanese government in 2016, which added controversial clauses such as lifting the ban on the exercise of the "self-defense collective right of self-defense".

Kyodo News Agency stated that Abe explained to Trump at the time: "I amended the interpretation of the constitution and implemented the (new) security law. For this reason, my cabinet approval rate has dropped by 10%."

According to reports, Trump said he was "convinced" and praised Abe: "You are a samurai."

In the interview, Abe also said that he "felt the challenge" because of Trump's dissatisfaction. He said: "This is also a common American idea. If you can't explain this, the (Japan-US) alliance will not be maintained."

According to previous reports by Japanese media, Japan’s Security Assurance-related Law (New Security Law) was formally implemented on March 29, 2016. The bill expands the scope of the Japanese Self-Defense Force’s mission, allows limited exercise of the “right of collective self-defense,” and protects US warships in peacetime. Provide "weapon and other protection".

Japan's "Asahi Shimbun" once reported that the implementation of the new security law was generally opposed by the Japanese people, and Abe's cabinet approval rate at that time also fell below 40%.

Kyodo News Agency mentioned that Abe did not mention the specific meeting where these contents took place. However, the report said that since November 2016, Abe and Trump have held a total of about 15 meetings, and the above content has not been made public before.

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