Japan-United States of America Relations

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Golf with President Trump, and Prime Minister and Mrs. Abe’s Dinner with President and Mrs. Trump

November 5, 2017

1. On November 5, commencing at 12:15 p.m., Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, had lunch with the Honorable Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America, at the clubhouse at Kasumigaseki Country Club (Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture), followed by playing golf with Mr. Hideki Matsuyama, a professional golf player.

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    (Photo: Cabinet Public Relations Office)
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2. On the same day, commencing at 7:40 p.m. for approximately 85 minutes, Prime Minister and Mrs. Abe invited President and Mrs. Trump to dinner.

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    (Photo: Cabinet Public Relations Office)

3. While playing golf and having dinner together, the two leaders exchanged views on a broad range of topics regarding Japan-U.S. relations, and deepened their friendship amid a cozy atmosphere, having a conversation on golf and their families.

[Reference 1] This is the second time the two leaders have played golf together. The first time was at Palm Beach, Florida in February this year.

[Reference 2] Kasumigaseki Country Club is scheduled to be the golf venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

[Reference 3] The menus for the lunch and the dinner were as follows:

  • (Lunch)
    Cheeseburger with U.S. beef

  • (Dinner)
    Scallop from Hokkaido and salad with white truffle from Alba
    Bisque of sautéed spiny lobster from Mie
    Choice of beef steak fillet or sirloin
    Chocolate parfait