Japan visit eyed for Nov. 5-7, with golf diplomacy with Abe
The U.S. government is sounding out Japan about a visit by
President Donald Trump on Nov. 5-7, including a plan to play golf
with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on arrival day ahead of formal talks
the next day, a diplomatic source said Monday.
Abe and Trump played golf near the U.S. leader's Florida
vacation home in February after holding their first meeting in
Washington following Trump's swearing in as U.S. president the
During the envisioned meeting on Nov. 6 in the Japanese capital,
the two leaders are likely to discuss North Korea's nuclear and
missile tests as well as bilateral trade issues, including the U.S.
trade deficit with Japan, the source said.
Japan's Foreign Ministry, meanwhile, only said that Tokyo is
arranging a schedule with Washington.
Abe was the first Asian leader to hold a meeting with Trump
after he became president.
Ahead of Trump's visit to Japan, his daughter Ivanka, assistant
to her father, will fly to Tokyo on Nov. 2 and attend events there
related to an international symposium on women's empowerment the
following day, according to the source. (Sept. 18)