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Japan will invite U.S. President Trump to visit Japan May 25-28

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Japan will invite U.S. President Trump to visit Japan May 25-28

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to board Marine One en route to his Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida following the release of the Mueller report at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

 

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will invite U.S. President Donald Trump to visit Japan May 25 to 28, its top government spokesman said on Friday.

 

Trump will meet Japan's new emperor and empress as well as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his visit, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference.

 

(Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

 

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I suppose it might end up as just a private visit. He might even go to stay, out of harm's way. That said, he will doubtless slither his way out of it just in time to still be the supposed POTUS.

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Can't wait for him to come, he and Abe get along well.  

 

Mexlark, perhaps you are confused...  "supposed" and "duly elected" aren't synonyms.

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1 hour ago, Hanaguma said:

Can't wait for him to come, he and Abe get along well.  

 

Mexlark, perhaps you are confused...  "supposed" and "duly elected" aren't synonyms.

You really think it's going to go well?

In Trump's book, Japan already has 2 strikes against it:

a) it's a democracy

b) it runs a huge trade surplus with the US

I'm going to try and come up with a list of how many ways Trump will antagonize the Japanese if he accepts the invitation.

 

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2 hours ago, bristolboy said:

I'm going to try and come up with a list of how many ways Trump will antagonize the Japanese if he accepts the invitation.

Abe better plan on a dinner of hamburgers, steak and chocolate sundaes.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-burger-japan_n_5a00a9d6e4b0baea2633cc79

 

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As the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula looks ever more doubtful in the near term, Japan may want to begin expanding its military with more dual defensive/offensive military capability - something that the US can and under limited has provided to Japan.

Promise of a large Japanese military order from the US would placate Trump over Japan's large trade surplus with the US when it comes to detailed trade negotiations.

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9 hours ago, Srikcir said:

As the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula looks ever more doubtful in the near term, Japan may want to begin expanding its military with more dual defensive/offensive military capability - something that the US can and under limited has provided to Japan.

Promise of a large Japanese military order from the US would placate Trump over Japan's large trade surplus with the US when it comes to detailed trade negotiations.

Trump will forgive any regime anything as long as they spend big on US armaments. 

 

It’s the equivalent of a get out of jail free card. 

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