Emperor, Empress Bid Farewell To Trump, First Lady

Emperor, Empress bid farewell to Trump, First Lady

Japan's Emperor and Empress bid farewell to US President Donald Trump in Tokyo on Tuesday as his state visit came to an end.

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako visited a hotel in central Tokyo where they were first greeted at the entrance by US Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty.

The Imperial couple stayed inside the hotel for around 30 minutes, reportedly exchanging farewells with Trump and his wife.

On Monday, the Emperor and Empress hosted a welcome ceremony for the Trumps at the Imperial Palace before holding talks. Trump is the first head of state to meet Japan's new Emperor who came to the throne on May 1.

That evening, the Imperial couple also hosted a state banquet in honor of the US president. The Emperor said in his speech that he wishes for ties to deepen between the two countries.