[size=36]Trump is the first foreign guest to Japan after the inauguration of the new emperor[/size]
Reuters) - US President Donald Trump will pay a visit to Tokyo from May 25 to 28, the first foreign guest after the inauguration of the new emperor in early May.
"The president and first lady will go to Japan from May 25 to 28, 2019, as the first guest in the country after the inauguration of Emperor Naruhito on 1 May 2019. After meeting with the Emperor and the Empress, the President will meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe," the White House said in a statement Friday. .
The White House pointed out that this visit aims to "deepen the close ties between the American and Japanese people."
Japanese Emperor Akihito and his wife had greeted US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo in June 2017.
In another context, the US military began last Friday, the transfer of 37 thousand cubic meters of land and sand from the military base Yokota, located within the Japanese capital Tokyo, to Saitama Prefecture, despite protests from local residents.
According to the Japanese channel "NHK", in connection with the construction of the road at the US military base Yokota, it was decided to transfer the excavated soil and sand to the territory of the US Army Communications Center, located in Saitama Prefecture.
"In the city of Tokorodzawa, where the transfer of land and sand began, this resolution found no understanding or response from US forces to oppose the use of the communications and land center by the residents and local authorities for purposes other than the primary purpose.