Firm American ally Japan PM’s courtesy visit to President Elect Trump was opposed by Obama

Per JapanToday,

The U.S. administration of President Barack Obama conveyed its opposition to Japan over Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan to meet with President-elect Donald Trump in mid-November in New York, a diplomatic source revealed Sunday.
Washington urged Tokyo not to go ahead with such an unprecedented meeting, saying the 70-year-old businessman had not yet assumed the U.S. presidency, the source said.
Despite Washington’s opposition, Abe became the first foreign leader to hold a face-to-face meeting with Trump as the premier made a stopover in New York en route to Peru to attend a summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.
Japan stressed that the meeting between Abe and Trump would be unofficial, without dinner despite Trump’s invitation, but the Obama administration remained opposed. …

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