Japan s PM: U.S. auto tariff will damage American, world economy

Japan s PM: U.S. auto tariff will damage American, world economy
TOKYO - Japan s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned the U.S that higher tariff on auto imports would backfire and harm not only America s jobs and economy but also devastate the global economy.

Abe told a news conference marking the end of a Diet session Friday that Japan s auto and auto parts industry has never threatened America s national security and never will. Abe said he will keep explaining that to Trump.

Trump has ordered the U.S. government to investigate if higher tariffs on foreign-made vehicles and auto parts are justified on national security grounds.
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