US to Japan: Pay $8b to keep US troops | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, November 17, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:04 AM, November 17, 2019

US to Japan: Pay $8b to keep US troops

Washington wants Tokyo to increase annual payments for the 54,000 US troops in Japan to around $8 billion from about $2 billion, Foreign Policy said, citing three unnamed former defence officials. The current agreement expires in March 2021. The demand was made to Japanese officials during a trip to the region in July by John Bolton, at that time Trump’s national security adviser. A spokesman for the Japanese foreign ministry said the report by the US global affairs publication is incorrect.

 

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