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Trump demanded Japan cough up $8 billion for U.S. troops — or risk withdrawal: Bolton

Trump demanded Japan cough up $8 billion for U.S. troops — or risk withdrawal: Bolton

BY JESSE JOHNSON

Ex-top U.S. official writes that the president told him the best way to get allies like Japan to pay for substantial increases is “to threaten to withdraw all U.S. forces.”
6 hours ago

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South Korea to seek removal of Japanese sites from UNESCO World Heritage list

Seoul has said material on the sites fails to show Koreans were coerced to work there during World War II despite a pledge by Tokyo to make that clear.
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Nintendo downshifts on mobile ambitions after Animal Crossing success

BY TAKASHI MOCHIZUKI

With its Switch console thriving amid the pandemic, the firm has reviewed its prospects in a $77 billion mobile gaming market plagued with questionable profit models.

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Japan weighs Aegis Ashore alternatives, including megafloat or deployment aboard destroyer

Special teams will work to whittle down options, with the government aiming to make a decision by this summer.
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Japan’s strike options assume new urgency

Strategists and military planners in Tokyo and Washington must rethink what is required to ensure that adversaries are deterred.

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