Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe played golf with U.S. President Donald Trump in Palm Beach, Florida, Saturday, in another round of diplomacy intended to build a personal relationship of trust following their first summit in Washington on Friday.
Abe and Trump played 18 holes at Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter in the morning near Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, where they are spending their weekend together. They played an additional nine holes at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach in the afternoon.
Trump posted a photo on Twitter of the two leaders exchanging a high-five while playing golf. He tweeted, "Having a great time hosting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the United States!"
They were joined by professional golfer Ernie Els.
Abe became the first Japanese prime minister to have played golf with a U.S. president since his grandfather, Nobusuke Kishi, did so with President Dwight Eisenhower near Washington in 1957, according to the Japanese Foreign Ministry.
The Japanese government is planning to reduce penalties for those who plot serious crimes like terrorism but turn themselves in before actually committing them under a contentious anti-conspiracy bill it is preparing, sources close to the matter said Monday. (Kyodo)
Car-bicycle collisions accounted for about 40 pct of fatal traffic accidents in Japan last year in which passenger cars bumped into other vehicles as they encountered at intersections or other parts of the road, a National Police Agency survey has revealed. (Jiji)
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday sought to deny allegations that he is linked to an Osaka-based ultranationalist kindergarten as the public outcry over the operator and its alleged efforts to indoctrinate children with xenophobia and pre-war militarism grows. (Japan Times)
Manhole covers are trending high in Japan and for good reason -- they're stunning! Only in Japan are manholes to cover sewage designed so beautifully that they now make MANHOLE TRADING CARDS! (ONLY in JAPAN)