Trump Meets Emperor And Empress

Trump meets Emperor and Empress

US President Donald Trump has become the first world leader to meet the new Emperor of Japan. And they'll spend more time together tonight when the Imperial couple hosts a banquet in honor of the Trumps.

The last state visit by a US president to Japan was five years ago.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will soon sit down with Trump. This will be their eleventh official meeting following one in Washington last month.

They're expected to discuss ongoing trade negotiations, escalating tension between the US and Iran -- and North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

Japanese officials also say Abe will ask Trump again to help resolve the issue of abductions of Japanese citizens by North Korea decades ago.

Trump will be back in Japan next month for the G20 summit in Osaka. Abe is expected to ask him to help make it a success.