Japan, like India, and China have put over 100% tarriffs on US goods entering those countries for over 30 years. US had 2% tarriffs on most foreign goods entering the US.
The system was so unbalanced it was laughable.
“After withdrawing from the proposed Trans-Pacific partnership, Trump pursued a bi-lateral deal with Japan since becoming president. The president developed a close personal friendship with Abe and continued pressing for a better deal for the United States”.