Japan Trump China Ally

Japan would make the perfect ally if Trump wants to raise the stakes with China

President Trump is feeling confident following the Midterm elections.

Although he lost some political support, he’s free to continue his trade battle with China.

Japan recognises China as a rival is some ways, although their relationship is intertwined economically.

In this week’s Japan Story blog, we look at the dilemmas facing Japan because of Mr Trump’s America-first strategy.

Japan Story’s blog is written by former BBC Tokyo Correspondent Duncan Bartlett. Each week he analyses how Japan’s story is being told to the world through the international media.