returns home after summit with Trump
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Tokyo on Monday
from a trip to the United States where he held his first official
meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington and aimed to
build personal ties through a round of golf in Palm Beach, Florida.
At their summit Friday, Abe and Trump confirmed the strength the
bilateral alliance, with Trump affirming that the United States is
committed to the defense of Japan, including if the
Japanese-administered Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, which
are claimed by China, come under attack.
They also agreed to launch a high-level economic dialogue to be
headed by Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso and U.S. Vice
President Mike Pence covering trade, macroeconomic policy as well as
infrastructure and energy projects, Japanese officials said.
Following the summit at the White House in Washington, the
leaders flew together to Trump's Mar-a-Lago vacation estate in Palm
Beach, Florida, where they played golf and had dinner on both Friday
and Saturday. (Feb. 13)