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Trump Japan visit: President poses for selfie with Abe Shinzo



Donald Trump and his Japanese counterpart, Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, posed for a rare world leader selfie while playing golf during the president’s brief trip to Japan Sunday.

The photo shows Trump and Abe smiling broadly while playing golf at Mobara Country Club, around an hour’s drive east of Tokyo, Japan’s capital.

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Shinzo and Trump are both keen golfers, and have played together before.

Trump is making a brief visit to Japan, one of the US’ closest partners in Asia, and the world’s third largest economy, where he will become the first world leader to meet the country’s new emperor, Naruhito.

Naruhito gained the imperial throne on May 1,replacing his father Akihito, who became the first emperor in more than 200 years to abdicate, citing his old age.

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The trip is focused on strengthening Trump’s personal bond with Japan’s senior leaders, and expanding the relationship that has formed between him and Abe since Trump became president in 2017.

Trump’s visit to the golf course was his first engagement of the trip, which has so far also included a trip to the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo, where he presented the winner with the newly made “Trump Trophy.”

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