US and Japanese troops attend the opening ceremony of a joint military exercise in Sasebo Base, Japan, in 2010. Photo: Xinhua US and Japanese troops attend the opening ceremony of a joint military exercise in Sasebo Base, Japan, in 2010. Photo: Xinhua
US and Japanese troops attend the opening ceremony of a joint military exercise in Sasebo Base, Japan, in 2010. Photo: Xinhua
Japan

Tokyo, Washington agree to freeze amount Japan pays to host US troops at US$1.9 billion

  • The deal extends the so-called host-nation support for another 12 months, allowing both sides time to hold talks on a longer-term pact covering the 55,000 US troops in Japan
  • Former US president Trump had demanded Tokyo quadruple its contribution, while he had similarly troubled discussions with South Korea over the issue

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US and Japanese troops attend the opening ceremony of a joint military exercise in Sasebo Base, Japan, in 2010. Photo: Xinhua US and Japanese troops attend the opening ceremony of a joint military exercise in Sasebo Base, Japan, in 2010. Photo: Xinhua
US and Japanese troops attend the opening ceremony of a joint military exercise in Sasebo Base, Japan, in 2010. Photo: Xinhua
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