President Trump’s trip to Asia has been a big hit so far, and after wrapping up a successful visit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the First Family headed to South Korea.
— 安倍晋三 (@AbeShinzo) November 7, 2017
Japan has made it clear that the country wants to continue being a strong ally with the United States, and hopes to improve our relationship, and seem to hold America’s new leader in high regard.
Since the election of President Trump, Prime Minister Abe has been a loyal friend, and the two have bonded over a love of golf, as well as a desire to improve the lives of their fellow countrymen, as well as the threat of North Korea.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2017
Both leaders spoke sternly about North Korea, and Abe clarified Japan’s solidarity with the U.S., saying, “Japan consistently supports the position of President Trump when he says that all options are on the table.”
The two have been friends since before the inauguration of Trump, when the Japanese Prime Minister immediately flew to America to meet and congratulate the new president, the beginning of a strong friendship.
“The Japanese people are thriving, your cities are vibrant, and you’ve built one of the world’s most powerful economies,” said Trump, praising Abe’s excellent leadership skills.
Prime Minister Abe spoke of Japan’s close relationship with the United States under President Trump, saying, “How many hours of dialog have we had? I believe there have never been such close bonds.”
The two friends prepared to play a round of golf together, and signed hats embroidered with the slogan “Donald & Shinzo, Make Alliance Even Greater,” and after Trump’s visit, it’s clear that relations between the U.S. and Japan have never been better.