Donald Trump Doesn’t Bow to Japanese Emperor In Contrast with Barack Obama

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, is greeted by Emperor Akihito, center, and Empress Michiko upon his arrival at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, Pool) U.S. President Barack Obama, left, bows as he is greeted by Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, not pictured, …
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President Donald Trump visited Japanese Emperor Akihito, but did not bow after greeting him at his palace.

That was a contrast to former President Barack Obama’s visit, when he drew criticism for a “deep bow” to the foreign dignitary.

Trump shook the hand of the Emperor and nodded his head slightly to signal respect.




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