The aftershocks of the weekend's Group of 20 summit and related events continue to reverberate throughout the government.

After the two-day meeting in Osaka ended Saturday, top officials rushed to control the damage from U.S. President Donald Trump’s shocking criticism of the Japan-U.S. security treaty, emphasizing that Trump’s remarks on Twitter and in media interviews are different from those officially held by Washington.

Trump, one of the key figures at the G20 summit, had strongly criticized the 1951 security treaty — a cornerstone of U.S. policy in the region — in media interviews, calling the pact one-sided as Japan does not need to come to the U.S.'s aid if it is attacked.