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A veteran member of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet criticized U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday for lacking a basic understanding of the Japan-U.S. security alliance in the postwar era.

“There are growing concerns in Japan about possible future changes to the alliance that have been proposed by a leading candidate” in the U.S. presidential election, regional revitalization minister Shigeru Ishiba said at a think tank event in Washington.

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