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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump is starting a four-day trip in Japan on Saturday to meet the new Japanese Emperor Naruhito and hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, which are expected to produce an interesting announcement on the relationship between both countries.

    "The President and Prime Minister Abe will likely hold a joint press conference where they'll have some very interesting announcements covering, really, the range of the relationship", a senior US administrative official told reporters earlier this week.

    Trump and Abe will meet on Sunday, informally, to watch a Sumo wrestling match, the official said.

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    Trump and the First Lady will be Japan's first state guests following Naruhito’s enthronement, which took place earlier this month. The White House said the historic trip will be marked by interesting information emanating from bilateral talks between Trump and Abe.

    On Monday, the official added, Trump and Abe will hold a bilateral meeting. The official provided, however, no details on what will be discussed and noted that there will be no emphasis on trade during this trip.

    Later on Monday evening, Trump and the First Lady will be hosted by the Japanese Imperial Family at a state banquet.

    On Tuesday, Trump will visit a US naval base in the Japanese city of Yokosuka where he will address troops on the importance of the US-Japanese alliance and its significance to regional security, the official said.

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