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

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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