Don­ald trumps world lead­ers

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News -

DON­ALD Trump will be­come the first head of state to meet Ja­pan’s new em­peror to­mor­row as guest of hon­our at an Im­pe­rial Palace ban­quet.

Em­peror Naruhito – who took over on May 1 af­ter his fa­ther stepped down – will wel­come the US Pres­i­dent to Tokyo.

An earth­quake hit the city yes­ter­day, shortly be­fore Mr Trump ar­rived with wife Me­la­nia. It is his sec­ond visit in 18 months.

With ten­sions high over trade – and threats of crip­pling US tar­iffs on cars and car parts – Mr Trump told busi­ness lead­ers Ja­pan “has had a sub­stan­tial edge for many, many years”.

While there he will present a 5ft Trump Cup at a sumo wrestling con­test.

Em­peror Naruhito, 59, is the son of 85-year-old Ak­i­hito, the first Ja­panese leader to ab­di­cate in al­most two cen­turies.

VISIT Cou­ple yes­ter­day

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