U.S.-Japan trade talks: Trump signals deal after Japanese elections
President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo by Kimimasa Mayama — Pool/Getty Images
President Trump tweeted after meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo Sunday that the U.S. and Japan are making "great progress" in trade negotiations. But he played down expectations of striking a deal during his visit to the Asian country.
"Great progress being made in our Trade Negotiations with Japan. Agriculture and beef heavily in play. Much will wait until after their July elections where I anticipate big numbers!"— President Trump
The big picture: There were rallies for and against Trump on the first day of his 4-day visit to Japan, during which the president, first lady Melania Trump, Abe and his wife, Akie Abe, joined about 11,500 people at a sumo wrestling championship in Tokyo.