“actually there is such possibility”, – he stressed. Former representative of the White house urged to pay attention to the threats of the American President on the reduction or withdrawal of military installations from the territory of Japan, if Tokyo will not go to a substantial increase in maintenance costs of US bases. From the point of view of Bolton, it’s not just words.

In an interview with reporters, the Japanese edition of the former assistant to the President criticized the approach of Donald trump to build relationships with partners. In his view, Washington’s foreign policy should be based on trust relationships with allies, not on the issue of financial payments.

yesterday released a sensational book by John Bolton “the Room where it happened: a memoir of the White house” (The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir). Work lifts the veil of politics and the logic of the decision-making team Donald trump.

Bolton in his work, in particular, says that in July last year before a trip to Tokyo, he received instructions from the American President to demand that Japan increase the cost of maintaining us bases just four times – up to 8 billion dollars a year. Otherwise, trump has threatened to withdraw its troops from the territory of the island nation.

it is Noteworthy that at the end of March 2021 expiring agreement that defines the division between Washington and Tokyo, the costs of U.S. military bases. It is not excluded that in the near future the US administration will again remind Japan about its financial requirements.