President Donald Trump told a gathering of business leaders in Tokyo that Japan has an unfair advantage on trade and that he intends to fix that imbalance by making it easier to do business in the U.S.
"For the last many decades, Japan has been winning. You do know that," he said Monday. "Right now our trade with Japan is not fair and it isn’t open."
Trump laid out his complaints about how Japan treats the U.S. unfairly in his eyes, noting that few American cars are sold in Japan and making a plea for Japanese automakers to build more in the U.S.
“Try building your cars in the United States instead of shipping them over. That’s not too much to ask," Trump said. "Is that rude to ask?”