FILE – In this June 7, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the White House in Washington. Asia is paying more attention than usual to the U.S. midterm elections, thanks to Trump. Anxiety hangs over the region on whether a Democratic victory would significantly alter the Trump administration’s major initiatives in foreign policy and trade. Japan has been forced to enter trade talks with the United States following Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on imported cars and auto parts, which alarmed Japanese automakers. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)