U.S. President Donald J. Trump began his first Asia trip with a visit to Japan. During his stay in Japan from November 5 to 7, his host, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, went all out to welcome the president and First Lady Melania Trump. Their itinerary was filled with a mixture of official and unofficial activities, which signaled the importance that Trump’s visit had for Japan.
This article was originally published in The Diplomat on November 8, 2017. Read the full article here.