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It may be painful to pander to Trump but businesses reckon it’s worth it

It was all smiles when Donald Trump met business leaders in London and Tokyo recently.

They told him they want more trade with the US, despite his disruptive and sometimes confrontational approach.

But for Japan, it’s also important to be nice to China – so business leaders will also welcome President Xi Jinping to Tokyo soon.

Find out how the international media views Trump’s international strategy in this week’s Japan Story blog.

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.

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