President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are meeting for working lunch on Wednesday on day two of the prime minister's visit to Mar-a-Lago. The two started their morning with a round of golf at the Trump International Golf Club after telling reporters the day before, "We're going to sneak out tomorrow and play a round of golf if possible." The two leaders are continuing talks regarding developments in the Korean Peninsula as well as trade discussions between their respective countries. On Tuesday, while welcoming Abe to Florida, Mr. Trump told reporters that the U.S. had begun talking with North Korea "directly," ahead of the intended summit. The president later confirmed in an early morning tweet that his pick for secretary of state, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, had met with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in a meeting that went "very smoothly." Mr. Trump tweeted that the two were able to form a "good relationship" in the process ahead of expected talks … [Read more...] about President Trump, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hold lunch during Mar-a-Lago visit
U.S. Melania Trump Golf Donald Trump Shinzo Abe Mar-a-Lago First Lady History While President Donald Trump hit his Florida golf course with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday, first lady Melania Trump engaged Abe’s wife in a perhaps more educational activity. Related: Melania Trump likes to read, unlike the president Melania Trump and Akie Abe left the president’s Mar-a-Lago mansion for an afternoon at the nearby Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, a Gilded Age mansion and Palm Beach landmark. On a tour with the museum’s director, the two women learned about Whitehall, a 100,000-square-foot mansion that industrialist Henry Flagler built for his third wife. During the early 1900s, it helped put Palm Beach on the map as a destination for the rich. Recommended Slideshows 51 In Pictures: The 50 Most Powerful Military Forces in the World 44 In Pictures: Every U.S. President Ranked From Best to Worst 37 Who Will Be Invited to Meghan Markle and … [Read more...] about Melania Trump Gives Shinzo Abe’s Wife A History Lesson As President Golfs
BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Newsletter Signup World By Sundeep Kavanal Radesh 05/08/18 AT 6:24 AM The confusion and hub-hub following a visit to Israel by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe, should not truly come as a shock to most.Hosting Japan’s premier, the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu were left with their foot in their mouths after they decided to have celebrity Israeli chef Segev Moshe prepare the menu for the evening.The gourmet meal may have done justice to the top chef’s repertoire, although the kicker of a dessert that came after left many questioning his artistic sense and cultural sensitivity.Footwear on the dining table, or for that matter any table is an odd sight, and one should imagine especially so if you are hosting someone from Japan, where the etiquette is not to allow footwear even indoors.In fact, as one senior Israeli diplomat who had … [Read more...] about Why Did Benjamin Netanyahu Serve Shinzo Abe Dessert In A Shoe?
The White House announced Tuesday that American President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet ahead of the “expected meeting” between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on June 12. “President Donald J. Trump spoke today with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan,” a readout of a call between the two leaders released on Monday, May 28, by the White House read. “The two leaders discussed recent developments in North Korea and confirmed they would meet again to continue close coordination in advance of the expected meeting between the United States and North Korea.”“The President and Prime Minister affirmed the shared imperative of achieving the complete and permanent dismantlement of North Korea’s nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and ballistic missile programs,” the statement concluded. Japan does not have formal diplomatic relations with North Korea. A formal diplomatic … [Read more...] about Trump to Discuss North Korea with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, unable to meet North Korea's leader himself, heads to Washington Thursday to try to make sure President Donald Trump doesn't overlook Japan's security and other concerns at the unprecedented U.S.-North Korea summit next week. Abe will have less than two hours to make his points to Trump at the White House, before both go to Canada for a G-7 summit on Friday and Saturday, and the American president then flies to Singapore for his June 12 meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Japan, which relied on the U.S. for its post-World War II diplomacy and security, has been absent in the recent burst of engagement with North Korea. Chinese President Xi Jinping and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have both met Kim twice, as Abe waits his turn to raise Japan's concerns directly. "I want to make sure to be on the same page with President Trump ahead of the first ever U.S.-North Korea summit so we can push forward nuclear and missile issues, and most … [Read more...] about Japan Leader Shinzo Abe Heads to White House to Press Trump on N. Korea Summit