US President Donald Trump is considering the termination of the security treaty with Japan.
It is reported that the American leader believes that this treaty is unfair to his country. In particular, Trump is not satisfied with the fact that the treaty provides for unilateral obligations on the part of the United States in the event of an attack on Japan.
The US leader also considers the possible transfer of the American base from Okinawa to another place by “seizing land” and intends to demand financial compensation in this case.
It is noted that at the moment the US president has not yet made any final decisions, but this, according to sources, is very likely.
In total, more than 100,000 US troops are stationed in Japan, more than half of them in Okinawa.
Japan has been increasing military spending since 2012 when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to power. Donald Trump put pressure on the government of the country, urging to buy more American weapons to overcome the trade deficit between the countries.
The agreement on cooperation and security between the United States and Japan was signed in 1960. He stipulates the presence of the American military contingent in Japan, as well as the conditions for military-technical cooperation between the two countries.