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International relations

Trump and Abe's rapport follows old pattern for US, Japan leaders

Leaders often spar over economic issues, but support security alliance

U.S. President Gerald Ford and Emperor Hirohito, posthumously known as Emperor Showa, stand together at the State Guest House in Tokyo in November 1974.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- U.S. President Donald Trump wraps up a four-day visit to Japan on Tuesday as the first state guest of the Reiwa era. He is the seventh U.S. president to visit Japan as a guest of the nation.

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