Many are looking at the US-Japan trade war in the 1980s for historical guidance as to what will happen and indeed, the parallels are great. Photo: Bloomberg
Many are looking at the US-Japan trade war in the 1980s for historical guidance as to what will happen and indeed, the parallels are great. Photo: Bloomberg

Japan ‘rooting for Donald Trump’ in China trade war, but urges US not to ‘monopolise’ any benefits

  • Tamaki Tsukada, deputy director general for economic affairs within Japan’s foreign ministry, is keeping a close eye on any deal with President Xi Jinping
  • Chinese economists and officials are studying the history of Japan’s own trade war with the US in the 1980s for guidance on the current situation

Many are looking at the US-Japan trade war in the 1980s for historical guidance as to what will happen and indeed, the parallels are great. Photo: Bloomberg
Many are looking at the US-Japan trade war in the 1980s for historical guidance as to what will happen and indeed, the parallels are great. Photo: Bloomberg
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