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SoftBank's Son rubs elbows with Trump during Japan trip

President also met with auto executives amid tensions over tariffs

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with SoftBank Group Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son at a reception with Japanese business leaders at the American embassy in Tokyo. Trump praised Son's investments in the U.S.

TOKYO -- U.S. President Donald Trump met with roughly 30 prominent Japanese business leaders here Saturday, including SoftBank Group Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son and Toyota Motor President Akio Toyoda.

Trump arrived a little after 6 p.m., greeted with a standing applause from the other attendees. He then shook hands with Son, who was standing right in front of him.

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