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." … [Read more...] about President Trump, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hold lunch during Mar-a-Lago visit
Ahead of the prime minister’s visit, which is to focus on peace talks with North Korea and trade sanctions, the White House said golf was not on the “official schedule.” But in a briefing Tuesday afternoon, Trump admitted, “We're going to sneak out tomorrow morning and play a round of golf, if possible, if we have the time.” … [Read more...] about Melania Trump Gives Shinzo Abe’s Wife A History Lesson As President Golfs
In fact, as one senior Israeli diplomat who had served in Japan pointed out to Yediot Aharonot, an Israeli news agency: "There is nothing more despised in Japanese culture than shoes. Not only do they not enter their houses while wearing shoes, you will not find shoes in their offices, either. Even the prime minister, ministers and members of parliament do not wear shoes to work." … [Read more...] about Why Did Benjamin Netanyahu Serve Shinzo Abe Dessert In A Shoe?
The Monday phone call came days after President Trump sent a letter to Kim announcing he was pulling out of the summit. Trump pulled out of the meeting, but then said a day later that it could still happen. The White House’s latest characterization of the meeting as “expected” appears to be a further sign that it could go ahead. … [Read more...] about Trump to Discuss North Korea with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe
"It wouldn't be my style to have to ask the U.S. for help on the abduction issue," said Hitoshi Tanaka, a former diplomat and head of a think tank, the Institute for International Strategy. "It's embarrassing that a state leader has to ask another leader in resolving the sovereignty of his people." … [Read more...] about Japan Leader Shinzo Abe Heads to White House to Press Trump on N. Korea Summit