Trump Stands Tall, Refuses To Bow To Japanese Emperor, Unlike His Predecessor

  • 11/06/2017
  • Source: Daily Mail
  • by: David Martosko
Trump Stands Tall, Refuses To Bow To Japanese Emperor, Unlike His Predecessor
Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
President Donald Trump met with Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Monday, sharing a brief handshake eight years after his predecessor became a global laughingstock by bowing deeply before the monarch.

Visiting with the emperor and empress is routine for heads of state visiting Tokyo, and Trump did his part a few hours before a joint press conference with Prime Minster Shinzo Abe, who wields more power than the aging figurehead.

Trump nodded his head slightly, but did not bend at the waist.

An administration official traveling with Trump on his Far East tour told DailyMail.com that bowing is 'not his style – never has been.'

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 Source: Daily Mail

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