Abe pins hopes on golf to revive bromance with Trump

Japanese PM will also focus on North Korea, trade during summit in Mar-a-Lago resort


US President Donald Trump (left) and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe holding hats they signed for each other before a round of golf at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Japan on Nov 5, 2017.
US President Donald Trump (left) and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe holding hats they signed for each other before a round of golf at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Japan on Nov 5, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

Their bromance was built on golf, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be hoping that a golf resort summit with US President Donald Trump will rekindle a friendship that, by many accounts, has dimmed.

Mr Abe will visit the United States from April 17 to April 20, and hold talks with Mr Trump, Tokyo and Washington announced on Monday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 04, 2018, with the headline 'Abe pins hopes on golf to revive bromance with Trump'. Print Edition | Subscribe