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President Trump meets with Japanese business leaders

  • May 26, 2019
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
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Nikkei front-paged a report on President Trump’s meeting with about 30 Japanese business leaders at Ambassador Hagerty’s official residence in Tokyo on Saturday evening. The paper wrote that while referring to the trade imbalance between the United States and Japan, the President told the guests that he hopes that several major announcements will be made over the next few months. The paper wrote that the President stressed that the United States and Japan are making efforts to correct their trade imbalance and called for further investment in America.

 

Yomiuri and Asahi also reported on the event, saying that the President reportedly stated in opening remarks at a dinner with the Japanese business executives, including Toyota Motor President Akio Toyoda and SoftBank Group CEO Masayoshi Son, that Japan has had a substantial edge for many years in trade and the situation should be a little bit fairer. Yomiuri wrote that the President added that he hopes that the United States and Japan will have fair and reciprocal relations by correcting the trade imbalance and removing barriers to U.S. exporters. Quoting the President as reportedly saying that he is hoping that major announcements will be made in the future, Yomiuri speculated that the President expressed hope that progress will be made at the U.S.-Japan trade talks. According to the paper, the President added that he hopes that economic ties between the United States will become stronger in the Reiwa Era. Yomiuri added that the President expressed his appreciation for Japanese companies’ investment in the United States by citing Toyota, Denso, and SoftBank by name, and encouraged the guests to increase their investment in America.

 

Sankei wrote that President Trump expressed a strong interest in achieving progress in U.S.-Japan trade talks by seeking “fairness in trade” at a meeting with Japanese business leaders. Mainichi wrote that the President expressed his willingness to address the trade imbalance. The paper wrote that the President expressed gratitude for Japanese firms’ expanding investment in the United States by saying that the situation is changing because the trade imbalance has been addressed and that U.S.-Japan relations are stronger and closer than ever.

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