As the Democratic Party gears up to officially nominate Hillary Clinton as its candidate in November’s U.S. presidential election, Japanese officials are wondering which of the two hopefuls — her or Donald Trump — are more likely to get along, both on a personal and professional level, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Yet Yuki Tatsumi, a senior associate of the East Asia Program at the Washington-based Stimson Center, said Clinton might want Japan to be even more engaged when it comes to regional security in Asia.
“Japan touted its security legislation with fanfare and engaged the U.S. in revising the guidelines for Japan-U.S. defense cooperation, saying that Japan will be able to do a variety of things. The U.S. would expect more from Japan,” said Tatsumi.
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