Trump arrives in Japan
NHK -- Nov 05
US President Donald Trump has arrived in Tokyo for the first leg of his 5-nation tour of Asia. This is his first visit to Japan since he took office.

Trump and Abe will play golf later on Sunday with Japan's top golfer, Hideki Matsuyama. The 2 leaders and their wives will then have dinner together.

On Monday, Trump will visit Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. He is also scheduled to have talks with Abe, and meet with families of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korean agents in the 1970s and 80s. The meeting may include a former abductee who returned in 2002.

Trump and Abe will then hold a joint news conference.

During their talks, the leaders are expected to discuss North Korea's nuclear and missile threats.

They are also expected to jointly urge China and other countries to increase pressure on Pyongyang.

On the economic front, they are expected to agree to strengthen cooperation in the energy sector. They will also discuss further cooperation on foreign infrastructure projects.

The Trump administration is concerned about the US trade deficit with Japan.

Japanese officials are worried that Trump may seek negotiations for a bilateral trade deal, such as a free trade agreement. Japan has pushed to keep alive a multi-country pact called the TPP, which Trump ditched after taking office.

トランプ米大統領が東京・横田基地に到着。就任後、初の来日。
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