Quoted: The New York Times on Trump-Abe Summit

Japan Fears Being Sidelined by Trump on Trade and North Korea

Mr. Trump is “certainly not approaching this summit from the perspective of ‘Japan is one of our most important allies and how do I keep this relationship strong,’” said Mintaro Oba, a former State Department diplomat and now a speechwriter in Washington.

“The consequence of Prime Minister Abe looking so effective with President Trump in previous summits,” said Mr. Oba, the speechwriter, “is that he has a higher level from which to fall.”


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