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Trump arrives in Japan for start of Asia tour

Trump arrives in Japan for start of Asia tour

US President Trump touched down in Japan on Sunday (Nov 5) morning — Saturday night in the United States — to start a tour of Asia devoted to arguments about trade, worries about North Korea's nuclear weapons, and probably a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, media reports said.

President Donald Trump has arrived in Japan at the start of a 12-day trip to Asia with South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines also on his itinerary. It will be the longest tour of Asia by a US president in 25 years.

The trip comes at a time of heightened tensions with North Korea over its nuclear programme and missile tests. Mr Trump is expected to show a united front with South Korea and Japan and urge China to be firmer with Pyongyang.

The president told reporters on board Air Force One that he expected to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin during his Asian trip.