January 19, 2020 | Investopaper
US President Donald Trump has called for the stronger and deeper alliance with Japan at the 60th anniversary of the signing of the present US-Japan security treaty. Earlier in June, Trump criticized the agreement and said it was unfair and should be changed. The treaty was first signed in 1951 which was later revised in 1960.
“As the security environment continues to evolve and new challenges arise, it is essential that our alliance further strengthen and deepen,” Trump said in a statement dated Jan. 18. He also expressed his confidence that the contribution of Japan to the mutual security will continue to grow, and the alliance will continue to thrive.
As per the treaty, the US is compelled to defend Japan while the latter in return provides military bases used by the United States to project power in Asia.