Japan is concerned US may be more conciliatory towards China

TOKYO – The prospect of Mr Joe Biden in the White House has eased Japan’s worries over their security alliance but there are ripples of trepidation that the United States may become more conciliatory towards China.

Tokyo suffered fours years of apprehension as President Donald Trump took a transactional view of their defence treaty, and his impending departure has stirred expectations of a likely return of the US to multilateral institutions and greater respect being shown to bilateral alliances.

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