President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump wrapped up their four-day visit to Japan on May 27. The president’s visit to Japan was meant to advance the U.S.’s partnership with Japan, in joint efforts to work toward a new era of global cooperation and shared prosperity, according to an official White House statement.

Marine One, carrying President Donald J. Trump, lifts off from the South Lawn of the White House on May 24, 2019, en route to Joint Base Andrews, Md., to board Air Force One for his visit to Japan. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)
President Donald J. Trump greets the troops at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, on May 24, 2019, in Anchorage, Alaska, during a refueling stop en route to Tokyo, Japan. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

During a stop to refuel, the president took an opportunity to greet and chat with troops at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Friday, May 24.

 

President Donald J. Trump bids farewell to the troops at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Friday, May 24, 2019, as he boards Air Force One in Anchorage, Alaska. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
President Donald J. Trump, joined by U. S. Ambassador to Japan William F. Hagerty, poses for a photo on May 25, 2019, during a reception at the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Tokyo for Japanese business leaders. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

President Trump promoted the United States under his leadership to several dozen Japanese business leaders at the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday. It was his first event after arriving in Tokyo.

He told them “there’s never been a better time” to invest or do business in America, and he urged corporate leaders to come. He said the two countries “are hard at work” negotiating a trade agreement.

“I would say that Japan has had a substantial edge for many, many years, but that’s OK,” Trump said, joking that “maybe that’s why you like me so much,” said the president.

President Donald J. Trump and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pose for photos showing the golf hole flags they signed on May 26, 2019, at the Mobara Country Club in Chiba, Japan. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Not only a golf course owner but an avid golfer as well, President Trump spent a few hours playing a round of golf with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday.

President Donald J. Trump, joined by Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, attends the Sumo Grand Championship and participates on May 27, 2019, in the presentation of trophies at the cultural event at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan Stadium in Tokyo. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

President Trump is the first American president to attend a major sumo wrestling tournament. Not only that, he awarded the sumo champion a trophy he created and brought with him called the “President’s Cup.” He said he hoped the Japanese would continue to bestow the Trump cup for hundreds of years.

First Lady Melania Trump and Mrs. Akie Abe, wife of the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, enjoy cultural performances at Akasaka Palace on May 27, 2019, in Tokyo. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)
U.S. President Donald Trump is greeted by Japan’s Emperor Naruhito, center, and Empress Masako upon his arrival at the Imperial Palace for a state banquet on May 27, 2019, in Tokyo. (Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool Photo via AP)
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are bid farewell by Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako as they leave the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on May 27, 2019. (Carl Court/Pool Photo via AP)

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump began Monday’s formal visit with handshakes and greetings with Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako.

President Trump is the first world leader to be meet Emperor Naruhito, who ascended to the throne on May 1, opening what is called the era of “Reiwa” (RAY-wah), or “beautiful harmony.”

President Donald J. Trump arrives to participate in a joint press availability with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on May 27, 2019, at the Akasaka Palace in Tokyo. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)
President Donald J. Trump participates in a working lunch with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and members of their delegations on May 27, 2019, at the Akasaka Palace in Tokyo. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
President Donald J. Trump listens as families of those abducted by North Korea show photos and tell of their loved ones at the Akasaka Palace Monday, May 27, 2019, in Tokyo. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
President Donald J. Trump stops to thank Akasaka Palace staff members following his joint press availability with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on May 27, 2019, at the Akasaka Palace in Tokyo. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

President Trump had a six-course state banquet dinner at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

The White House said Monday’s menu included Consommé a la Royale, Turbot a la Meunière Sauce Tomate, Cote de Boeuf Rotie, Salade de Saison, Glace Mont Fuji and a dessert of melon and grapes.

Music was performed by the Imperial Household Orchestra.

The president spent his last night in Tokyo at the banquet hosted by the country’s new emperor and empress.

Also in attendance were a slew of top-ranking Japanese and U.S. officials, including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife.

President Donald J. Trump is applauded by Emperor Naruhito of Japan after addressing his remarks during the state banquet at the Imperial Palace on May 27, 2019, in Tokyo. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
President Donald J. Trump reviews an honor guard during a state call to the Imperial Palace on May 27, 2019, in Tokyo. ( Photo Courtesy of the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs via White House Flickr)
Photo outside the USS WASP on the day that President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump deliver a Memorial Day address to Sailors and Marines aboard the USS WASP on May 27, 2019. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)
U.S. troops gather on the USS Wasp where U.S. President Donald Trump will deliver Memorial Day remarks to the troops, at the U.S. Military Base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, on May 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

In honor of Memorial Day, President Trump stopped for a visit to deliver a speech to troops at the U.S. Military Base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo. They gathered aboard the USS WASP.

It was the day after Memorial Day in Japan, but still Memorial Day in the United States, therefore he treated his visit as a Memorial Day event. Troops shouted “U.S.A., U.S.A” and cheered the president on. He was introduced by First Lady Melania Trump.

“On this Memorial Day evening in the United States, Americans are concluding a sacred day of remembrance, reflection, and prayer,” said the president.

U.S. troops gathered on the USS Wasp where U.S. President Donald Trump delivered Memorial Day remarks to the troops, at the U.S. Military Base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, on May 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
A service member wore a patch that reads “Make Aircrew Great Again” as they listened to President Donald Trump speak to troops at a Memorial Day event aboard the USS Wasp, on May 28, 2019, in Yokosuka, Japan. The patch includes a likeness of Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
U.S. President Donald Trump walks on stage to speak to troops at a Memorial Day event aboard the USS Wasp, on May 28, 2019, in Yokosuka, Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Includes reporting by The Associated Press