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Suga denies report that U.S. asked Japan to quadruple spending on hosting troops

  • November 19, 2019
  • , Mainichi, Sankei
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Mainichi and Sankei wrote that in response to a U.S. media report claiming that a senior Trump administration official asked the Japanese government to pay four times as much as it currently spends on stationing U.S. troops, Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga said the report is not true at a news conference on Monday. He reportedly said that the United States and Japan have not yet begun negotiations on a new agreement. He added that the cost of stationing U.S. troops in Japan is shared appropriately based on the agreement between the U.S. and Japanese governments. Mainichi speculated that the two nations will start full-fledged negotiations on a new agreement next spring or later because the existing special measures agreement on

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