Trump’s Asia Policy: Will the United States Retain Leadership in Asia?

From rising Chinese assertiveness in the South China Sea to the North Korean nuclear missile launch, the Asian region’s security landscape is far from stable. America’s presence has been essential to peace and security in Asia for many decades, yet this no longer seems to be the case. Despite some signs of reassurance from the Trump administration, the direction of future U.S. engagement in the Asian region remains unclear. What does President Trump’s Asia trip mean for Japan? Will the Trump administration continue to support U.S. allies in Asia?