Assessing the Reliability of Abe and Trump’s Relationship in Light of Past Efforts and Future Uncertainties – Kawashima Shin


It is said that the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is the political representative with whom U.S. President Donald Trump talks the most. Some hold the view that this good relationship between Japan and the United States. However, is the personal relationship between Prime Minister Abe and President Trump as solid as it seems ? And if it were to be true, how did this friendly relationship come into being ? What can be possibly learned about the relationship between Japan and the U.S. by looking at this bond between the two leaders ?

  • From the Obama administration to the Trump administration 
  • The formation of the Abe-Trump relationship 
  • The North Korean issue 
  • Issues and discrepancies between the two leaders 

Author : Kawashima Shin

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