June 25, 2019
Latest News

Trump to visit Japan to coordinate action on North Korea

Tokyo, May 24 (efe-epa).- The United States president will begin his visit to Japan on May 25 to coordinate action on North Korea and strengthen ties with Tokyo.

Donald Trump will be the first foreign leader to be received by the new Japanese Emperor, Naruhito, who ascended the throne on May 1, following the abdication of his father, the now Emperor Emeritus Akihito.

Trump's visit, which will end May 28, includes a series of meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, both political and private, following their last meeting in Washington on Apr. 26.

Japan's foreign ministry sources said Friday that during the formal Trump-Abe meeting Monday, the two will discuss the denuclearization of North Korea - currently stagnant - between Washington and Pyongyang.

The two leaders, according to the sources, will closely coordinate their policies on the issue, following the failure of the last summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jung-un in late February in Hanoi.

Trump arrives in Japan at a time when Tokyo and Washington are in the middle of discussing a new agreement that will allow the US to reduce its trade deficit, although no major progress is anticipated on this during the talks, according to US sources.

The two leaders, according to official Japanese sources, will confirm their desire to accelerate negotiations on the basis of mutual trust between their countries to reach an agreement.

Trump, who will return to Japan at the end of June to participate in the G20 summit, arrives Saturday afternoon but is not expected to meet with Abe before Sunday, which will be a more informal meeting.

Both will be playing golf for the fifth time together and veteran Japanese golfer Isao Aoki will also be present at the Mobara country club, south-east of Tokyo.

The two leaders will have the opportunity to speak more when they both attend the Ryogoku Kokugikan arena to watch sumo wrestling on the final day of a tournament where Trump will present the winner with a cup.

Trump and Abe will continue their talks during a meal over a Japanese-style grill in a restaurant in Roppongi .

Sunday's meeting will give way to one Monday with top level talks, first with Emperor Naruhito in the Imperial Palace and later a formal meeting with Abe followed by a press conference.

Monday's agenda will end with a banquet organized by the emperor at the Imperial Palace.

Trump's visit will conclude Tuesday when, according to local media, he will visit the JS Kaga helicopter carrier.

Official Japanese sources have not confirmed Trump's Kaga visit and have only said that he would travel to Yokosuka which will coincide with Memorial Day in the US, which Trump will commemorate at the US naval base south of Tokyo.

ag/sp/ses

News history
Bolsonaro's legacy of Japanese jokes may cloud G20 summit in Japan

Sao Paulo, Jun 25 (efe-epa).- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is traveling to Japan on Tuesday night for the G20 summit and among his baggage is a...

Bolivia calls violence against women a national emergency

By Yolanda Salazar

Trump denies raping woman in 1990s

Washington, Jun 25 (efe-epa).- President Donald Trump has denied allegations that he raped E. Jean Carroll in the 1990s, saying in an interview published...

Pompeo arrives for surprise meeting in Afghanistan

Kabul, Jun 25 (efe-epa).- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday arrived in Afghanistan for an unannounced meeting with President Ashraf Ghani ahead...

China defends Xinjiang detention centers, invites Bachelet

Geneva, Jun 25 (efe-epa).- China on Tuesday defended its controversial detention of thousands of people in Xinjiang province in the country's northwest at...

Kazakh city of 45,000 evacuated following massive explosions

Nur-Sultan, Jun 25 (efe-epa).- Some 42,000 people were evacuated after a fire sparked a series of massive explosions at a military arsenal in the southern...

ICJ: Myanmar must reform discriminatory citizenship laws

Yangon (Myanmar), June 25 (efe-epa).- Myanmar must immediately reform its citizenship laws, which at present legitimize the discrimination of minorities and...

From NY's Stonewall revolt to old age frailty, back to closet

By Jorge Fuentelsaz

Japan's PM survives no-confidence vote over pension report scandal

Tokyo, Jan 25 (efe-epa).- Opposition lawmakers in Japan unsuccessfully tabled a motion of no-confidence against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday after...

Four Chinese nationals charged over Cambodia building collapse that killed 28

Bangkok Desk, Jun 25 (EFE).- Four Chinese nationals were charged by a Cambodian court Tuesday in connection with a building collapse that killed 28 people...

Iran says new US sanctions end any chance of diplomacy

By Sune Engel Rasmussen in Beirut, Aresu Eqbali in Tehran and Dov Lieber in Jerusalem

Iran says sanctions shows US lies, Bolton insists Trump ready to talk

Tehran/Jerusalem, Jun 25 (efe-epa).- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday hit out at fresh sanctions leveled against Tehran by the United States and...

Peruvian sentenced to 10 years in prison for cocaine trafficking in Indonesia

Jakarta, Jun 25 (EFE).- An Indonesian court on the island of Bali has on Tuesday sentenced a Peruvian citizen to 10 years in prison for smuggling 1.7...

"Here we are again": Joshua Wong upbeat after massive Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong, Jun 25 (efe-epa).- Born to a humble Hong Kong family 11 months before the city was handed over to China by the United Kingdom in July 1997,...

3 Chinese banks deny being probed by US in relation to North Korea sanctions

Beijing, Jun 25 (efe-epa).- Three Chinese banks have denied that they were involved in any investigation related to possible violations of North Korea...

US president to meet Saudi, Turkish, German leaders on G20 summit sidelines

Washington DC, June 24 (efe-epa).- The president of the United States is set to meet Saudi Arabia's crown prince, the Turkish president and the German...

Japanese-Americans interred in WWII see parallel to detained migrants' plight

By Ana Milena Man

US tutor cares for kids whose parents might be deported

Miami, Jun 24(efe-epa).- Activist Nora Sandigo, who legally tutors a class of more than 1,500 children of undocumented immigrants in the US to keep them out...

Trump: Kim Jong-un sent me birthday congratulations in letter

Washington, Jun 24 (efe-epa).- President Donald Trump said Monday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un recently sent him birthday congratulations in a...

Trump imposes sanctions on Iran's supreme leader

Washington, Jun 24 (efe-epa).- President Donald Trump signed Monday an executive order imposing financial sanctions on Iran's supreme leader, the Ayatollah...

Mark T. Esper takes over at Pentagon after Shanahan steps down

Washington, Jun 24 (efe-epa).- The former secretary of the Army, Mark T. Esper, on Monday took over as acting defense secretary, replacing Patrick Shanahan,...

Mexican gov't takes charge of seaweed response

Mexico City, Jun 24 (efe-epa).- The Mexican government is dealing with the mass of sargassum seaweed piling up on its Caribbean beaches as a problem of...

Bogota, Jun 24 (efe-epa).- The 49th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), which begins later this week in the northwestern...

Iran: A nation under pressure

Iran is in the midst of an economic crisis as a result of continued economic sanctions imposed by the United States.

I agree Welcome to news4europe.eu. We use cookies to improve your online experience. Find out more.