Hundreds of people have lined the streets of Tokyo for the visit of Donald Trump.
The American president is in Japan at the start of a marathon 12-day Asian tour.
Trump began the trip with a warning to North Korea over its nuclear programme.
But his first day ended with Spiny lobsters and beef steaks at a teppanyaki restaurant where he was full of praise for his hosts.
In brief pre-dinner remarks, Trump said U.S.-Japan ties were closer than ever. But he added: “We’ll have dinner tonight. I think we’ll insult everybody by continuing to talk about trade.”
Earlier, Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe played a round of golf with Japan’s top golfer, Hideki Matsuyama.
Playing golf with Prime Minister Abe and Hideki Matsuyama, two wonderful people! pic.twitter.com/vYLULe0o2K— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2017
Abe told reporters before Trump’s arrival that he welcomed the visit as a chance to deepen bilateral ties by building on the “friendship and trust” between
the two leaders, fostered by several meetings that included a round of golf in Florida earlier this year.
Trump’s tour, the longest by a US leader in 25-years, will also take him to Vietnam, the Philippines, China and South Korea.