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The Latest: Trump arrives at Tokyo palace for banquet

May. 27, 2019 6:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Japan (all times local): 7:10 p.m. President Donald Trump has arrived at Tokyo's Imperial Palace for a banquet in his honor. The president and first lady Melania Trump are being hosted by the new Emperor Naruhito and his wife, Empress Masako....

North Korea calls Bolton 'war monger' over missile comment

May. 27, 2019 6:15 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday called U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton a "war monger" and "human defect" after he described its recent tests of short-range missiles as a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions. The statement by an unidentified North Korean Foreign Ministry...

Trump meets with families of Japanese abducted by N. Korea

May. 27, 2019 5:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Families of Japanese who were abducted by North Korea in the 1970s and 1980s thanked President Donald Trump on Monday for his sympathy and for meeting with them while visiting Japan. Trump, who is making a four-day state visit, appeared to listen intently to the relatives' accounts of their...

Trump breaks with Abe, says not bothered by NK missile tests

May. 27, 2019 5:32 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that he is not "personally bothered" by recent short-range missile tests that North Korea conducted this month, breaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is hosting the president on four-day state visit full of pageantry Standing beside Trump at a...

The Latest: Trump, Abe hold talks on North Korea, trade

May. 26, 2019 10:29 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Japan (all times local): 11:20 a.m. President Donald Trump says he has a good feeling about getting North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons. Speaking Monday alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, Trump said the U.S. has come a...

The Latest: Trump to meet Japan's emperor, talk with Abe

May. 26, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Japan (all times local): 2:20 a.m. Monday After a day spent playing golf and watching sumo wrestling, President Donald Trump gets down to more formal business Monday during his trip to Japan. He's set to become the first head of state to meet...

Sumo diplomacy: Abe courts Trump with burgers, golf, more

May. 26, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — It was a day of sumo-sized diplomacy. Plenty of world leaders have tried to butter up President Donald Trump with flattery and favors. Japan's Shinzo Abe on Sunday raised the bar for all of them. First Abe treated his friend to a round of golf (with tweeted selfie). Then the prime minister...

On North Korea, Trump seems to undermine a senior adviser

May. 26, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Seemingly contradicting his national security adviser , President Donald Trump on Sunday played down North Korea's recent missile tests and said they were not a concern for him. The comments tweeted during his trip to Japan were sure to unnerve leaders of the U.S. ally that is directly...

Trump opens state visit, needles Japan over trade issues

May. 25, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. "Maybe that's why you like me so much," he joshed. Trump also promoted the U.S. under his leadership, saying "there's never been a better time" to...

Bolton says N. Korea missile tests violated UN resolutions

May. 25, 2019 6:30 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Saturday called a series of short-range missile tests by North Korea earlier this month a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions and said sanctions must be kept in place. Washington's position on the North's denuclearization is consistent...