US President Donald Trump with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, in May 2019. Photo: Reuters

Donald Trump reportedly wants Japan to quadruple payment for US troops to US$8 billion

  • The demand was made to Japanese officials during a trip to the region in July by John Bolton, then national security adviser, according to Foreign Policy
  • Trump has also insisted Seoul shoulder more of the cost of the US military presence in South Korea, where it serves as deterrence against North Korea
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US President Donald Trump with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, in May 2019. Photo: Reuters
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