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The Latest: Trump arrives in Japan for state visit


Added 05-25-19 05:03:01am EST - “The Latest on President Donald Trump's state visit to Japan (all times local):” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “The Latest: Trump arrives in Japan for state visit”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Donald Trump has arrived in Japan for a state visit that will make him the first world leader to meet the country’s new emperor.

Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrived Saturday aboard Air Force One after a 14-hour journey. The president was heading to a dinner with business leaders at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence in Tokyo after a brief airport welcome.

The visit is part of a continuing charm offensive by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that analysts say has spared Japan from far more debilitating retaliatory action by Trump.

The president has refused to lift the threat of slapping potentially devastating U.S. tariffs on imports of Japanese autos and auto parts on national security grounds.

A relatively strong earthquake rattled Tokyo just before President Donald Trump’s arrival Saturday but there was no danger of a tsunami.

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