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Japan's Abe Hits Back at Trump's Plan to Slap Tariffs on Ally

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Japan's Abe Hits Back at Trump's Tariff Plans

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hit back at U.S. President Donald Trump’s push to impose higher tariffs on imported vehicles and metals.

"We can’t accept this," Abe said in parliament on Wednesday in response to a question on the already-in-place metal tariffs and the possible introduction of new levies on cars. "From a security perspective, it’s very difficult to understand why this would be imposed on Japan, a military ally."