US President Donald Trump meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Akasaka Palace, Japanese state guest house in Tokyo. File photo/ Reuters
Japan’s top government spokesman said on Tuesday the United States has confirmed its defense treaty with Japan after a report suggested US President Donald Trump considered withdrawing from the pact.
Bloomberg reported on Monday that Trump has recently spoken privately about withdrawing from the treaty as he is of the view that the pact treated the United States unfairly.
“The thing reported in the media you mentioned does not exist,” Yoshihide Suga told reporters in Tokyo.
“We have received confirmation from the US president it is incompatible with the US government policy,” he added.
Security was tight, with fans forced to pass through metal detectors. The traditional throwing of cushions to mark an exciting round was prohibited.
US President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of the US-Japan security alliance, the linchpin of Tokyo’s security policies, ahead of talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of a Group of 20 summit in Osaka this week.
Under a cloudless sky with sizzling temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit), the two world leaders hit the fairway at the Mobara Country Club course in Chiba, just outside the capital.
The Republic of Bulgaria is organising a series of cultural activities, as part of “The World Heritage Weeks Programme”, organised by the Sharjah Institute for Heritage. The event aims to honour the culture and diversity of Bulgaria’s vast heritage and to spread knowledge of its importance for future generations.
Young visitors to the seventh edition of the Sharjah International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFF) 2019 pledged not to bully other children.
Tourists and residents can look forward to a glittering Diwali, as Dubai gets ready for citywide celebrations on the occasion of the Indian ‘Festival of Lights’. From star-studded concerts, spectacular shows, sparkling gold and jewellery promotions to ways to winning big prizes, there are plenty of reasons for everyone to get involved in the festivities.