The US President, Donald Trump, will be the first international dignitary to meet the new Emperor of Japan. The current Emperor is abdicating and power will transfer in May. Japan will see a new imperial era name change to Reiwa from Heisei when Crown Prince Naruhito succeeds his father. President Trump will visit Japan as a state guest from May 25 to 28 as the US Japan ties become stronger in the face of challenges in Asia from China and North and South Korea.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said in a press conference, “The fact that Japan will host Mr Trump and his wife as the first state guests under the new imperial era of Reiwa symbolizes the bond of the unwavering Japan-US alliance.” The White House said that the state visit by Trump and first lady Melania, “will deepen the close bonds between the American and Japanese people and will highlight the continued importance of our alliance and partnership.”
There will be a summit between PM Abe and President Trump with activities that include a visit to see live Sumo Championships and an inspection of the Izumo-class destroyers that Japan has decided to refit into aircraft carriers. This article was sourced from information from the Nikkei Asian Review, 19 April, 2019.
PM Abe has developed a close personal relationship with President Trump. Clearly the United States sees Japan as a strategic ally that counters the growing power of China in the region. The Seas near China have 5 trillion dollars of trade pass each year, if China closes this trade zone, Japan the US, South Korea and many other countries will see their economies collapse.
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