Trade, security top Japan prime minister’s concerns in talks with Trump transition team

BY JULIAN RYALL

Japan Correspondent

TOKYO — As in the rest of the world, Donald J. Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 8 caught Japan completely off guard.

Now that the initial shock has worn off, the question has turned to which of the promises that Trump made during the election campaign will become official policy, with Tokyo particularly concerned about the implications for bilateral trade and security.

In an effort to get a better feel for how President-elect Trump will move the bilateral relationship forward, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe went to the United . . .

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