Trump Aide Says Yen Manipulation Won't Be Priority in Abe Talks

Also during the presidential campaign, Mr. Trump openly questioned the value of some US alliances.

One of Trump's first acts as president was to send notice that the United States is pulling out of the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership, known as TPP, that President Barack Obama championed.

Trump noted that mutual defense will be an important element of the U.S. -Japan relationship under his administration. "We are committed to the security of Japan and all areas under its administrative control", he said.

During a visit to the region earlier this month, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis strongly reassured Japan and South Korea of the United States' commitment to the region and emphasized Washington's continued support for its allies in Asia. "The confirmation was also stipulated in a joint statement issued after the meeting, which added, "[Both nations] oppose any unilateral action that seeks to undermine Japan's administration of these islands".

Reporters who are supposed to keep an eye on President Trump couldn't see him Saturday morning. Both countries host tens of thousands of US forces - seen as a deterrent against the nuclear threat from North Korea and China's growing assertiveness. Japan says USA automakers don't do enough to make their cars attractive in Japan, for example by equipping them with right-hand drive for Japan's roads. Russian President Vladimir Putin proposes Slovenia, the birthplace of Trump's wife, Melania, as a good place for a meeting with Trump, but says the decision on a location is not Moscow's alone.

Although a frank discussion of the issues likely awaits future meetings, not being able to voice views that may run counter to the will of the other side can not equate to a mature bilateral relationship. The two leaders are set to depart Florida on Sunday.

Apple beats analyst expectations in first quarter earnings report
Samsung shipped 77.5 million smartphones worldwide in Q4 2016, dipping 5 percent annually from 81.3 million units in Q4 2015. He also said revenue from services grew strongly over a year ago , thanks to record customer activity on the App Store.

While Abe may have succeeded in forging a close relationship with Trump at an early stage, that was not supposed to be the objective of the summit. Not clear if U.S. side or Japan side vetoed golf pix.

It was a welcome affirmation for Japan in the face of challenges such as China's maritime expansion and North Korea's nuclear and missile development.

Trump also was scheduled to tend to other business in Florida: calling Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos as he continues conversations with foreign leaders.

In a joint press conference, President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appeared genial - but the stakes are high for both leaders.

"Given the rules and procedures by the WTO, it would be hard to impose measures similar to those taken during the 1980s, as long as the US remains a WTO member", said Hiroshi Mukunoki, professor of economics at Gakushuin University in Tokyo.


Popular
  • Democrats hold marathon session before DeVos vote

    Democrats hold marathon session before DeVos vote

    With all Democrats and Independents, plus two Republicans, voting against DeVos, the vote now stands at 50-50. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania released a statement in which he said he would vote to confirm DeVos.
    US to Develop System Ensuring Immigrants Embrace American Values

    US to Develop System Ensuring Immigrants Embrace American Values

    It's not the imagery one might expect from a President who promised to bring private sector competency to governing. So in short, the courts will decide if Trump's immigration order or his other executive orders are legal.
    Falcons linebacker 'grew up being a Patriots fan'

    Falcons linebacker 'grew up being a Patriots fan'

    In retrospect, it was the Eagles' finest performance of the season, even better than their Week 3 victory over the Steelers. Two players to watch this Sunday are Atlanta wide receiver Justin Hardy, and Duron Harmon for New England.
  • India dominate, Kohli's record double ton

    India dominate, Kohli's record double ton

    The dashing skipper and batsman Virat Kohli, as usually hogged the limelight even in Hyderabad test with his double century. The replays suggested that the ball was hitting the stumps but the impact of the ball on his pad was outside the off stump.
    Netanyahu to raise Iranian 'aggression' with United Kingdom  leaders

    Netanyahu to raise Iranian 'aggression' with United Kingdom leaders

    The lengthy Amona saga - including the evictions broadcast live on Israeli television - directly inspired the bill. Settlement advocates say it would protect 2,000 Israeli homes in the West Bank from demolition orders.
    Today is the last day for ACA signup

    Today is the last day for ACA signup

    More information on enrolling in health insurance through Foundation Communities is available here. If it wasn't for Obamacare I'm not sure I would be here to share my story with you".
  • Repealing Obamacare is an opportunity

    Repealing Obamacare is an opportunity

    Pence said he interprets the "repair" language being used by Alexander and others as referring to that orderly transition. When asked, however, whether they supported the Affordable Care Act , 44% of people approved while just 40% disapproved.
    Community health leaders discuss Affordable Care Act's fate

    Community health leaders discuss Affordable Care Act's fate

    As of the end of December, more than 300,000 people had signed up compared to in December 2015. About 11.5 million people enrolled through the health insurance marketplace as of December 24.

    'The Bachelor' season 21 episode 5 spoilers: Corinne and Taylor go head-to-head

    The evening also ended with a huge surprise for Nick and one of his dates. "The Bachelor" continues next Monday on ABC at 8 p.m. She's been extremely competitive, forward in her actions, and she's wasted no time angering numerous other women this season.
  • 'Madden NFL 17' Predicts Super Bowl LI Winner

    The Patriots and Falcons are similar in their approach to the public spotlight, spending much of the week giving non-answers. The Patriots and Falcons aren't the only National Football League players making a trip to the Super Bowl.
    Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 reveal teased for MWC 2017

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 reveal teased for MWC 2017

    Please bookmark 1redDrop.comto keep tabs on the hottest, most happening tech and business news from around the world . What separates the next iteration is the screen which is supposed to feature a curved display with minimal bezels.
    The fight over Trump's Supreme Court pick might go 'nuclear'

    The fight over Trump's Supreme Court pick might go 'nuclear'

    Pryor also joined a 2011 ruling favoring a transgender woman who said she was sacked when she transitioned from male to female. I'm not qualified to speak to his decision-making as a judge, but I think it would be hard to find fault with the person.

CONNECT