Trump arrives in Japan to meet with PM Abe and Japan's new emperor

The president will have a weekend full of ceremonies and pageantry, and will be the first leader to greet Emperor Naruhito.
2:25 | 05/25/19

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President trump touching down in Japan just a few hours ago. He will be the first world leader to meet with the new emperor of Japan. There is a lot at stake including looming trade issues that could affect all of us at home. ABC news white house correspondent Tara Palmeri in Tokyo. Tara, good morning to you. Reporter: Good morning, Dan. Here in Japan, president trump will be treated to the pomp and circumstance usually reserved for a king, but he's got some serious issues on his plate. He's got to convince the Japanese to buy more U.S. Agricultural products as farmers suffer because of the trade war this morning, president trump touching down in Japan for a weekend of lavish dinners, golf and a sumo wrestling tournament. We just walked off the plane and here we are. Reporter: President trump on a mission to strengthen the bond with America's closest ally in Asia, Japan, where their economy has suffered because of president trump's trade war with China. As president trump threatens to slap tariffs on Japanese cars, Japan hoping the visit leads to a more favorable trade deal. The United States and Japan are hard at work negotiating a bilateral trade agreement. Which will benefit both of our I would say that Japan has had a substantial edge for many, many years but that's okay. Maybe that's why you like us so much. But we'll get it a little bit more fair. Reporter: Japanese prime minister shinzo Abe rolling out the red carpet inviting president trump to be the first state leader to meet the new emperor. With all the countries offed world, I'm the guest of honor at the biggest event that they've had in over 200 years. Reporter: Japan looking to strengthen its security ties with the U.S. After its neighbor, North Korea, launched its latest projectiles into the sea of Japan earlier this month and Kim Jong-un refuses to continue denuclearization talks. Meanwhile, tensions also growing in the Middle East. President trump announcing a plan to send 1500 troops to the region. As you know, they stage terror all over the world. They're a much different country now than when I first got here. I don't think Iran wants to fight. And I certainly don't think they want to fight with us. Reporter: As we know president trump is a huge fan of pro wrestling. And this weekend he will sit ringside at a sumo wresting tournament where he'll present the presidents cup, a trophy designed for him and it's huge, 4 1/2 feet tall and 70 pounds. Eva. All right, tar remarks thank

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