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
Topic |   US-China trade war

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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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