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Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pose after they signed hats reading "Donald and Shinzo, Make Alliance Even Greater" at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kawagoe, near Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. Photo: Franck Robichon, Pool / AP

President Trump has a jam-packed schedule for his second day in Japan, where he's set to meet with Emperor Akihito before taking part in a working lunch and bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. POTUS will also meet with the families of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea and meet the press at a joint news conference with Abe. He'll end his day at a state banquet at Tokyo's Akasaka Palace.

Go deeper: His full trip itinerary.

Sunday

Trump's arrival at Yokota Air Base:

Photo: Andrew Harnik / AP

The hangar at Yokota Air Base where he addressed U.S. servicemembers:

Photo: Andrew Harnik / AP

Trump put on a bomber jacket:

Photo: Eugene Hoshiko / AP

Highlights from his speech at Yokota:

  • "As long as I am president, the servicemen and women who defend our nation will have the equipment, the resources, and the funding they need to secure our homeland, to respond to our enemies quickly and decisively, and when necessary, to fight, to overpower, and to always, always, always win."
  • "We dominate the sky. We dominate the sea. We dominate the land and space... Not merely because we have the best equipment, which we do, and by the way, a lot of it's coming in..."
  • "No one, no dictator, no regime, and no nation should underestimate, ever, American resolve... Every once in a while in the past they underestimated us. It was not pleasant for them. Was it? It was not pleasant. We will never yield. Never waiver, and never falter in defense of our people, our freedom and our great American flag."

Trump was then welcomed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe upon his arrival at the Kasumigaseki Country Club.

Photo: Franck Robichon / AP

A video Trump tweeted from the golf round:

Trump waved as Abe and he finished playing golf.

Photo: Andrew Harnik / AP

Trump and the Abe family when they arrived for supper at Ginza Ukai Tei restaurant in Tokyo. Per the WH press pool, dinner "included Hokkaido scallop & white truffle salad; sautéed shizuoka's ise ebi bisque; tajima beef steak, according to a Japanese official"

Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe. Photo: Andrew Harnik / AP
Monday

Trump kicked off the day with a meeting with Japanese business leaders, telling them to "try building your cars in the United States instead of shipping them over." That comment set off a wave of controversy as, per Columbus Business First, three out of every four Japanese cars sold in the U.S. are manufactured in North America.

He and Melania then met with Emperor Akihito and Princess Michiko at the Imperial Palace:

President Trump and Melania Trump meet Emperor Akihito and Princess Michiko. Photo: Eugene Hoshiko, Pool / AP

Trump then traveled to Akasaka Palace, where he took part in an honor guard ceremony with Abe:

President Trump reviews a Japanese honor guard while accompanied by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: Koji Sasahara, Pool / AP

Abe and Trump then headed to a working lunch — but stopped to ceremonially feed koi beforehand, where Trump set the Internet ablaze by dumping the entirety of his food container into the pond after distributing a few spoonfuls:

President Trump pours his remaining food into a koi pond. Photo: Toru Hanai, Pool / AP

It's worth noting that — despite the Internet's fervor — Abe also distributed the bulk of his koi food moments before Trump:

Meanwhile, Melania took part in a calligraphy class at a Japanese elementary school with Akie Abe:

First Lady Melania Trump and Akie Abe show off calligraphy they wrote as they attend a calligraphy class at a Tokyo elementary school. Photo: Shizuo Kambayashi / AP

Trump and Melania, along with the Abes, also met with the families of Japanese citizens who had been abducted by the North Korean regime:

President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and the Abes meet with families of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea. Photo: Andrew Harnik / AP

President Trump then took part in a joint press conference with Abe:

President Trump and Prime Minister Abe at a joint press conference. Photo: Kiyoshi Ota, Pool / AP

Highlights from the press conference:

  • Trump said yesterday's Texas shooting was "not a guns situation," instead affirming that "mental health is your problem here."
  • Trump didn't back down from his harsh rhetoric on North Korea, calling the regime "a menace to the civilized world" and continuing to refuse to rule out military action.

Go deeper

3 hours ago - Politics & Policy

McConnell drops filibuster demand, paving way for power-sharing deal

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (R) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell attend a joint session of Congress. Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has abandoned his demand that Democrats state, in writing, that they would not abandon the legislative filibuster.

Between the lines: McConnell was never going to agree to a 50-50 power sharing deal without putting up a fight over keeping the 60-vote threshold. But the minority leader ultimately caved after it became clear that delaying the organizing resolution was no longer feasible.

4 hours ago - Technology

Scoop: Google won't donate to members of Congress who voted against election results

Sen. Ted Cruz led the group of Republicans who opposed certifying the results. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Google will not make contributions from its political action committee this cycle to any member of Congress who voted against certifying the results of the presidential election, following the deadly Capitol riot.

Why it matters: Several major businesses paused or pulled political donations following the events of Jan. 6, when pro-Trump rioters, riled up by former President Trump, stormed the Capitol on the day it was to certify the election results.

5 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Minority Mitch still setting Senate agenda

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Chuck Schumer may be majority leader, yet in many ways, Mitch McConnell is still running the Senate show — and his counterpart is about done with it.

Why it matters: McConnell rolled over Democrats unapologetically, and kept tight control over his fellow Republicans, while in the majority. But he's showing equal skill as minority leader, using political jiujitsu to convert a perceived weakness into strength.