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President Trump to visit Japan next May or June as state guest

Asahi highlighted the disclosure by an unnamed high-ranking Abe administration official that coordination is underway between the GOJ and the USG for President Trump to visit Japan in May or June next year as a state guest. Pointing out that Crown Prince Naruhito is set to ascend the throne on May 1, the daily projected that the U.S. leader is likely to become the first foreign dignitary to meet the new emperor. The President’s trip will be arranged sometime between May 1 and June 28-29 when the G20 summit is slated to take place in Osaka. According to the daily, President Trump commented on his possible meeting with the new Japanese emperor during his latest summit with Prime Minister Abe in Buenos Aires over the weekend by saying: “I would be extremely honored.”

 

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