Trade showdown

President Trump’s Japan visit expected to include some uncomfortable car talk

Nancy Marshall-Genzer May 23, 2019
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U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on April 26, 2019. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
Trade showdown

President Trump’s Japan visit expected to include some uncomfortable car talk

Nancy Marshall-Genzer May 23, 2019
U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on April 26, 2019. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
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President Donald Trump meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over Memorial Day weekend, just days after his administration said auto imports are a threat to national security.

Japan has a nearly $68 billion trade surplus with the United States, much of it due to auto exports. Trump would like Japan to make more cars here. Japanese carmakers say they’ve already invested about $51 billion in the U.S. Experts say it could be hard for them to do more.

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