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03:55  27 may  2019
03:55  27 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Japan ' s Emperor quits: Fears of IT chaos 1 :22. Mr Trump has the honour of being the first head of state invited to meet Emperor Naruhito since he assumed power after his father stepped down, the first abdication in about two centuries.

Mr. Trump will be the first visiting leader to meet the new emperor , and a state banquet will follow. The Japanese are hailing this new era under Naruhito as “Reiwa” — which “ Japan ’ s strategy from the get-go has been to really reach out to Trump personally,” Shihoko Goto, a senior associate for

Trump to be first head of state to meet Japan's new emperor © The Associated Press U.S. President Donald Trump, left, speaks as he dines with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Inakaya restaurant in the Roppongi district of Tokyo, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (Kiyoshi Ota/Pool Photo via AP)

TOKYO — President Donald Trump is at Japan's Imperial Palace meeting the new emperor.

The president and his wife, first lady Melania Trump are kicking off Monday's formal visit with handshakes and greetings with Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako.

Trump is the first world leader to be meet Naruhito, who ascended to the throne on May 1, opening what is called the era of "Reiwa," (RAY-wah) or "beautiful harmony."

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TOKYO – President Donald Trump has arrived in Japan for a state visit that will make him the first world leader to meet the country’ s new emperor . Trump , who departed Washington for Tokyo on Friday and arrived on Saturday, has the honor of being the first head of state invited to meet

Trump has the honour of being the first head of state invited to meet Emperor Naruhito since he assumed power May 1 after his father stepped down, the first abdication in about two centuries. President Donald Trump and fist lady Melania Trump are greeted by Japanese Minister of Foreign

Trump will go later to the Japanese state guest house for meetings, a working lunch and joint news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The president will also be the guest of honor at an imperial banquet at the palace hosted by the emperor.

Trump opened a four-day state visit to Japan on Saturday.

Trump to be first head of state to meet Japan's new emperor © The Associated Press U.S. President Donald Trump, left, speaks with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe while sitting at a counter during a dinner at the Inakaya restaurant in the Roppongi district of Tokyo, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (Kiyoshi Ota/Pool Photo via AP)
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