Japan can possibly go down in history as a nation that played a crucial role in preventing the collapse of the global free trade system.
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Japan will have to anticipate a high risk of trade policies being taken by Trump that would be inconceivable from a common sense perspective.
U.S.-China trade frictions today are far severer than the Japan-U.S. trade problems of the past, and it will be much harder for Washington and Beijing to bridge their gap.
The benefits of Japanese companies' investment in the U.S. should be enough to dissuade Donald Trump from implementing unwise trade policies.