The two leaders and their wives enjoyed “robatayaki”, or grilled meat fish and vegetables served on wooden paddles.
Trump arrived on Saturday (May 25) and on Monday (May 27) is set to become the first foreign dignitary to meet the new Emperor and Empress. He will also hold a summit meeting with Abe.
The Republican president 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. The United States and China are also engaged in an expensive trade war that has pounded financial markets worldwide.
(Production: Masako Iijima)