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Newspaper editorials on U.S. presidential election

Mainichi Shimbun (Nov. 10) Concern that the world will go adrift

 

While it is fine to tout the slogan “make America great again,” it will not be possible for America to be a “great nation” if it neglects relations with its allies and international cooperation. Mr. Trump probably doesn’t understand this.

 

Asahi Shimbun (Nov. 10)  American values at risk

 

It is understandable that people seeking change because their voices have been ignored would long for political regeneration out of a feeling of despair. In that sense, American politics is the biggest loser.

 

Yomiuri Shimbun (Nov. 10) Shock from Trump’s victory spreading

 

For the first time, a man with no experience in politics and public service will become the president. It is important to keep calm and be able to deal with the “unpredictable” unfolding of events.

 

Nikkei (Nov. 10): Trump’s election reflects divisions in U.S. society

 

Trump has been talking about making Japan pay for all the expenditures for stationing the U.S. forces. There is no denying that Japan’s security relies on the U.S. forces, so an increase in the financial burden to some extent is inevitable.

 

Sankei Shimbun (Nov. 10) America should continue to be a “free country”

 

In light of President Obama’s declaration that America is not the world’s policeman, there have an increasing number of instances where China and Russia gained influence. The weakening of America’s power has become evident. We hope that Trump will talk about harmony and the responsibility of a superpower. (Abridged)

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