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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe holds a joint news conference with visiting U.S. President Donald Trump (not pictured) in Tokyo, Japan May 27, 2019

Japan’s prime minister made a historic trip to Tehran to ease US-Iran tensions. It was a disaster

Japan's Shinzo Abe tried to mediate the US-Iran standoff, but his historic visit ended in disaster as an explosion struck a Japanese tanker.

The oil tanker attacks could make a US-Iran military showdown inevitable, experts warn

Experts warn that Iran could soon begin targeting US assets in the Middle East and stage attacks on Americans in the region.
President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands prior to their meeting at the Akasaka Palace, the State Guest House on May 27, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan.

Sumo, selfies, and nuclear relations: 5 top moments from Trump’s visit to Japan

President Donald Trump is currently on a state visit to Japan, where he has addressed Iran, North Korea, and US trade policy with PM Shinzo Abe.
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sit down for a dinner during the second U.S.-North Korea summit at the Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam February 27, 2019.

Trump touts ‘good respect’ for North Korea despite renewed missile tests and Abe disagreement

President Donald Trump said he viewed North Korea's missile tests "differently" from his adviser John Bolton and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
U.S. President Donald Trump presents the President’s Cup to wrestler Asanoyama, the winner of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokigikan Sumo Hall in Tokyo, Japan May 26, 2019.

Trump attended a Japanese sumo match where he presented a made-up award and broke a number of traditions

President Donald Trump awarded a 60-pound trophy to a sumo wrestling champion as part of his Japan visit. He broke a lot of rules in the process.
President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo pose for a selfie.

Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Abe took a smiling golf course selfie during the president’s flying visit to Asia

The photo shows Trump and Abe smiling broadly while playing golf at Mobara Country Club, around an hour's drive east of Tokyo, Japan's capital.
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend a private dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and wife Akie Abe in Tokyo, Japan May 26, 2019.

Trump will eat potatoes, ice cream, and rare, super expensive beef as he sits down for dinner with the Japanese prime minister

Wagyu beef is one of Japan's most renowned delicacies, and is prized for its tender, melting texture.
Sumos at the Grand Sumo May Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan on May 21, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan.

Trump will award a custom ‘Trump Cup’ to the winner of Japan’s sumo wrestling championships, but will break Japanese custom by refus...

The other 11,000 Sumo spectators will watch Sunday's final in Tokyo from zabuton floor cushions, but President Trump has got his own chair.
On Thursday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe posted a video of him installing a beaver door knocker that he got on a recent visit to Canada.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe brought back a beaver door knocker from his recent trip to Canada and immediately installed it at his lake house in...

Abe visited Canada over the weekend to discuss trade with his Canadian counterpart, Justin Trudeau.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) and Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah (R) talk to US Vice President Mike Pence at a family photo during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Port Moresby on November 17, 2018.

This year’s APEC summit set out to address problems in the Pacific, but it only deepened the US-China feud

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit has ended with no joint communique, the first time in its 25-year history.