President Donald Trump pushed for more “reciprocal” trade in Tokyo on the second day of his Asian tour and suggested that Japanese automakers “try building your cars in the United States instead of shipping them over.”The problem: They already do, and have for many years.According to Politico, Trump made the request during a meeting with business executives.However, about 75 percent of Japanese-brand vehicles sold in the U.S. are built in North America, according to the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association. The organization said that, as of 2015, Japanese automakers operated at least 26 manufacturing plants and 36 research and development facilities in the U.S.
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