Behind PM Abe's big party for Trump

Japan worries about being next target of US trade pressures and suffering collateral damage in US-China conflict

Japan's new emperor could be excused for feeling a bit of Donald Trump envy.

Emperor Naruhito is the one who took the Chrysanthemum Throne on May 1. Yet it is the US President who is getting the over-the-top royal treatment from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 23, 2019, with the headline 'Behind PM Abe's big party for Trump'. Print Edition | Subscribe