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Trade put to one side, Trump and Abe do diplomacy over golf

Updated : May 26, 2019 02:25 PM IST

US President Donald Trump is welcomed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he arrives on a course to play golf together at Mobara Country Club in Mobara, Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, Japan. Kimimasa Mayama/Pool via Reuters
US President Donald Trump is welcomed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he arrives on a course to play golf together at Mobara Country Club in Mobara, Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, Japan. Kimimasa Mayama/Pool via Reuters
Donald Trump kicked off the second day of a Japan visit on Sunday with a round of golf with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Kimimasa Mayama/Pool via Reuters
Donald Trump kicked off the second day of a Japan visit on Sunday with a round of golf with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Kimimasa Mayama/Pool via Reuters
The president's state visit is meant to showcase the strength of the Japan-US relationship, but tensions over trade have provided a backdrop of uncertainty. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
The president's state visit is meant to showcase the strength of the Japan-US relationship, but tensions over trade have provided a backdrop of uncertainty. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Trump is unhappy with Japan's large trade surplus and is considering putting high tariffs on its auto exports if a bilateral trade agreement is not reached.  Kimimasa Mayama/Pool via Reuters
Trump is unhappy with Japan's large trade surplus and is considering putting high tariffs on its auto exports if a bilateral trade agreement is not reached.  Kimimasa Mayama/Pool via Reuters
Donald Trump sits on a cart as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe drives it to play golf at Mobara Country Club in Mobara, Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo. Kimimasa Mayama/Pool via Reuters
Donald Trump sits on a cart as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe drives it to play golf at Mobara Country Club in Mobara, Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo. Kimimasa Mayama/Pool via Reuters
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe poses for a selfie with US President Donald Trump. Courtesy of Instagram @kantei, Prime Minister's Office, Japan/via REUTERS
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe poses for a selfie with US President Donald Trump. Courtesy of Instagram @kantei, Prime Minister's Office, Japan/via REUTERS
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