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DEARBORN, Mich. — Friction with the United States may be triggered by Japan’s increasing trade surplus in the near future, the head of Ford Motor Co. warned July 17.

Speaking to Japanese reporters, Alex Trotman, president and CEO of Ford, expressed concern about Japan’s recently rising trade surplus and said the trade relationship between the two countries must be more balanced. “The increasing trade surplus of Japan with the United States is going to cause trade friction again,” he said. “I think that has to be reversed.”

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