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Senior USG officials call for Japan to pay more for stationing U.S. troops

  • January 25, 2020
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri, Sankei
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Sunday’s Yomiuri and Sankei focused on a press conference on Friday by Deputy Assistant Secretary Knapper during which he reportedly urged Japan and other U.S. allies to make greater financial contributions to the cost of stationing the U.S. military. Asahi also took up a speech delivered in Washington on Friday by Assistant Secretary Stilwell during which he suggested that the Trump administration will keep pressing U.S. allies, including Japan, to pay more of the cost of stationing U.S. troops. While referring to China’s military buildup, A/S Stilwell reportedly stated: “We should all reflect on the fact that the security situation in the region is definitely different than it was 5 years ago or 10 years ago…. Capabilities of our alliance friends to contribute have also increased.” 

 

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