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Inada says Japan now paying enough for hosting U.S. forces

Japan is now paying “enough” for the cost of stationing U.S. forces in the country, Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said Friday, though she was silent on how the government would respond if the next U.S. administration led by Donald Trump demands an increase in Japan’s budget.

“I believe it is enough. We are bearing the costs of what we ought to pay at present,” Inada told a press conference, referring to the nearly 200 billion yen ($1.9 billion) in so-called host-nation support paid every year.

Attention is growing in Japan to how the Japan-U.S. alliance may be influenced under the presidency of Trump, who has called for Japan and other U.S. allies to pay more toward the cost of stationing U.S. forces there and even threatened to pull troops out of the countries unless they do so… Read more here.

Source: Japan Today

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