Trump Likely to Visit Japan on May 26-28

Politics

Tokyo, Feb. 18 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo and Washington are arranging a visit to Japan by U.S. President Donald Trump on May 26-28, Japanese government sources said Monday.

The Japanese government has invited Trump to visit the country as a state guest, according to the sources.

Trump may become the first foreign leader to meet Japan's new Emperor. Crown Prince Naruhito is set to accede to the Chrysanthemum Throne on May 1, after his father, Emperor Akihito, abdicates on April 30.

If Trump visits Japan as a state guest, the new Emperor and Empress will hold a banquet for him at the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo.

During his stay in Japan, the president is expected to discuss with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issues related to North Korea, including the country's denuclearization and the abductions of Japanese nationals by Pyongyang decades ago, as well as the situation in China.

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