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Trump and the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, is expected to trade; FBN ‘ s Hillary Vaughn reports from Washington.
President Trump and wife Melania Trump in Japan, landed on Saturday at the start of a much-anticipated state visit-with the President, to meet the first foreign leader in Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito.
The trip, which lasts until Tuesday, comes amid fears among the Japanese decision-makers in politics and economy, the US tariffs on the automotive industry have a paralyzing effect on the Asian economy.
The President is the first stop, a dinner with the Director at the U.S. Ambassador residence in Tokyo after a short airport welcome.
Trump told reporters that he work on the introduction of “fairness and reciprocity” in the new American-Japanese trade Treaty.
“Japan has a significant edge for many, many years, but that’s OK,” Trump said in remarks with business leaders in Tokyo, noting that the negotiators will be hard work “” on the trade talks. “We will make it fair a bit more.”
“Japan has a significant edge for many, many years, but that’s ok. We will make it fair a bit more.”
He added that the new trade deal “address the trade imbalance” and the elimination of the existing “barriers to U.S. exports.”
Japan enjoys a $ 70 billion trade surplus with the U. S, while imports only a fraction of the US product and required measures of protection against competition from other countries, a source of frustration for Trump, sees tariffs as a corrective.
President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with Japanese Director on Saturday in Tokyo. (Associated Press)
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Japan, it is expected that the Status of visit as a charm to convince offensive to trump to save the country from the criminal rates.
To accomplish this task, Trump is officially invited to become the first foreign leader to attend the meetings of the country’s new Emperor, Naruhito, who inherited the throne earlier this month, a fact, Trump admitted cheerful at the beginning of this week. The Emperor treat Trump to a meeting and Hosts an Imperial Banquet in the trump suit the honor.
“Prime Minister [Shinzo] Abe said to me, very specifically, you are the guest of honor.’ There is only one guest of honor … I’m the guest of honor at the largest event they have had in over 200 years,” Trump said this week.
“So it is a great thing. And we get on very well with Japan. I get on very well with the Prime Minister.”
U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and first lady, Melania Trump arriving at the International airport, Haneda on Saturday, 25. May 2019, in Tokyo. (Associated Press)
While the first remarks in Japan, Trump also stressed that Japan was buying military equipment from the United States, he says, is a sign of threats to the world.
“We make the best equipment in the world-the best of jets, missiles, best missiles, the best everything,” he said. “So Japan, very large orders, and we appreciate that.”
“It is probably appropriate for everything that happens,” he added. “The world is changing.”
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U.S. President Donald Trump, right, welcomes Japanese foreign Minister Taro Kono, left, at Trump’s arrival at the International airport, Haneda on Saturday, 25. May 2019, in Tokyo. (Associated Press)
To expect on Sunday, Trump and Abe are playing golf, and then you will see a sumo wrestling tournament sitting in the front row. Trump earlier than the sport, “fascinating.”
Only on Monday the two leaders will sit, talk, act. A possibility of a trade deal is reportedly on the table, but the officials, who are obliged, on any side, such a goal. (Because of the Japan trip, Trump a pre-Memorial Day visit to Arlington National Cemetery, paid on Thursday, to honor America’s war dead).
The US and Japanese heads of state and heads of government will also discuss the threat from North Korea, a theme that comes in the Wake of the US-American national security adviser John Bolton’s comments on Friday that a series of short-range missile tests by North Korea last month was a violation of the U. N. security Council.
US President, Donald Trump, second from left, reviews an honor guard during a welcome ceremony, accompanied by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Akasaka Palace in Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 6, 2017. (Associated Press)
But it remains to be seen whether the firm and close relationship between Trump and Abe will be enough to force Washington to reconsider imposing tariffs on Japanese car exports.
The Trump administration is currently embroiled in a trade war against China over the country’s treatment of U.S. companies.
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However, the management was tough and criticized both Japan and the European Union, in his view, unfair trade practices, the use of the US economy.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.