President Donald Trump touched down in Japan late Saturday ahead of a 13-day trek through Asia.
Trump rallied American and Japanese forces at an air base near Tokyo on Sunday, touting the strength of the US-Japanese alliance as he began his five-country tour through Asia, where he is set to focus on the North Korean threat.
Praising the assembled troops as “brave warriors” who are “the last bulwark against threats” facing the US and Japan, Trump thanked American servicemembers stationed at Yokota Air Base and talked up the US military prowess in the region.
“We dominate the sky. We dominate the seas. We dominate the land and space,” Trump said soon after donning a flight jacket presented to him after he stepped off Air Force One.
Trump’s remarks were devoid the kinds of direct threats he has previously aimed at the North Korean regime, with the President instead choosing to focus on the US-Japanese alliance and the peaceful aims of US military might in the region.
“You put hope in every soul that yearns for peace,” Trump told the assembled troops.
1:20 pm: Departs Hawaii
9:45 pm: Arrives Tokyo, Japan
10:00 pm: Participates in a Yokota Air Base troop event
11:05 pm: Has lunch with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan and professional Japanese golfer Mr. Hideki Matsuyama; Kasumigaseki Country Club, Kawagoe, Japan
11:45 pm: Golfs with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Mr. Hideki; Kasumigaseki Country Club, Kawagoe, Japan
5:35 am: Has dinner with Prime Minster Abe and Mrs. Akie Abe; Ginza Ukai Tei, Tokyo, Japan
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed Thursday in New York to accelerate arrangements for Trump to make his first official visit to Japan before the end of the year.
Sources close to the matter have said the governments are planning a visit in November.
“I have been holding several telephone meetings with President Trump at appropriate times, but by having him visit Japan, I want to make Japan-U.S. relations even more solid and deepen our bonds,” Abe told reporters after a roughly hourlong meeting with Trump on the margins of the U.N. General Assembly.
“The relationship has never been closer, I believe, with Japan and the United States,” Trump said at the start of the talks. Continue reading “Thur, Sept 21, 2017: Trump meets with Japan’s Abe, agrees to visit country before year’s end”
In the morning, President Trump heads back to the New York Palace Hotel where he will meet – separately – with the leaders of Afghanistan, Ukraine, and South Korea.
The president will also have a working lunch and meeting with the Japanese Prime Minister and then meet with the president of Turkey.
He then heads to the Wall Street Heliport where Marine One will take him back to his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey.
9:00 am: Departs Bedminster, New Jersey
10:35 am: Arrives White House
11:15 am: Meets with Chief of Staff Kelly
3:00 pm: Signs a memorandum on addressing China’s laws, policies, practices, and actions related to intellectual property, innovation, and technology; Diplomatic Reception Room
3:45 pm: Meets with the National Economic Council; Blue Room
7:00 pm: Departs White House
9:10 pm: Arrives Trump Tower
9:30 pm: Speaks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan by telephone
In the morning, President Trump will meet with President Andrzej Duda of Poland and have a bilateral meeting with him followed by a joint press conference.
Trump will then participate in a photo opportunity with European leaders.
Later in the morning, the president will give remarks at Three Seas Initiative Summit.
Trump will then participate in the Transatlantic Roundtable.
In the afternoon, Trump will participate in a bilateral meeting with President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic of Croatia.
The president will then give remarks to the people of Poland.
Following his remarks, he leaves Poland for Hamburg, Germany.
He will then participate in an expanded meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany.
In the evening, the president will attend the Northeast Asia Security Dinner with President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan.
10:00 am: Receives the daily intelligence briefing
10:30 am: Speaks with German Prime Minister Angela Merkel
11:55 am: King Abdullah, accompanied by Queen Rania, arrives at the White House and begins meetings with President Trump
1:10 pm: Joint press conference with Abdullah
1:45 pm: Working lunch with Abdullah
5:30 pm: Speaks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
President Donald Trump on Saturday night confronted his first international test after North Korea launched a ballistic missile, saying in a hastily organized press conference from his Mar-a-Lago resort that the United States “stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent.”
His brief remarks came at a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has been spending the weekend with Trump in Florida.
At the three-minute-long press conference, where neither of the world leaders took questions, Abe decried the launch “as absolutely intolerable.”
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President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hit the links on Saturday, as the two leaders looked to forge a bond over a round of golf diplomacy.
Trump and Abe played under mostly clear skies at Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida. The White House did not immediately say whether anyone else joined them and reporters were not allowed on the course to watch the pair. Continue reading “Sat, Feb. 11, 2017: Trump, Abe continue meeting, go golfing at Mar-a-Lago”
After a friendly meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House on Friday, President Trump along with First Lady Melania Trump, Abe, and Japanese First Lady Akie Abe flew to Florida to spend the weekend together at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. The two couples were joined by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft for dinner.