‘Marvellous friends’: Trump and Abe get into swing of things on golf course
US and Japanese leaders joined by world No 4 Hideki Matsuyama for nine holes as Abe pushes nations’ ‘unshakeable’ alliance
Donald Trump managed to stay out of the diplomatic rough on the first leg of his five-nation visit to Asia. Whether or not he repeated the feat during an afternoon round of golf with Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, on Sunday is less clear.
The leaders were joined at the Kasumigaseki country club – no longer a bastion of sexism – by Japan’s best professional golfer, Hideki Matsuyama, but did not keep score, according to officials, and the media were not privy to their exertions on the fairways.