U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. and Japanese enterprise leaders on the U.S. ambbadador’s residence in Tokyo, Japan, November 6, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
President Donald Trump met the Japanese emperor Monday morning, however opted for a robust handshake over a bow.
Trump arrived in Japan Sunday for discussions with senior management on points starting from commerce to North Korea. His cease in Japan is a part of a two-week tour of Asia that can take him to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines. When he met Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, he delivered a agency handshake.
Although the president’s actions differed from these of his predecessor, the greeting handed with out incident. When former President Barack Obama greeted the emperor, he bowed totally earlier than the beloved Japanese figurehead.
U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by Emperor Akihito upon arriving on the Imperial Palace in Tokyo November 14, 2009. REUTERS/Jim Young/File photograph
In Japanese tradition, bowing is an indication of respect. The Department of State urges presidents and diplomats to acknowledge native customs, nonetheless, it doesn’t usually advise presidents to bow. When Obama bowed earlier than the emperor throughout his first go to to Japan, critics seen the transfer as an indication of weak point that disgraced the workplace.
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