Readout from President Trump and Prime Minister Aso’s Meeting at Trump Tower

April 23, 2024

President Donald Trump met tonight in New York with Taro Aso, former Japanese Prime Minister and current Vice-President of Japan’s governing Liberal Democratic Party.
The two discussed the enduring importance of the US-Japan alliance to both countries’ physical and economic security and to stability in the Indo-Pacific. They also discussed challenges posed by China and North Korea. President Trump praised Japan’s increased defense spending.  
President Trump complimented LDP Vice-President Aso on his long and distinguished career and reiterated his support and admiration for the Japanese people.