Abe's Trump invite to Florida shows significance of bilateral ties: Spicer
Japan is charting its own course to deal with a radically different USA president, an approach that will be tested at the end of this week when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets Donald Trump in the White House and on the golf course in Florida.
Abe presented Trump with a golf driver, reportedly worth around $4,500, and met daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner, both seen as having the president's ear.
Abe's proposed public-private initiative is meant to create several hundred thousand jobs, the reports said Thursday, and involve $150 billion in new investment in US infrastructure from Japanese government and private sources over the next decade.
Japan's PM Abe is scheduled to visit with President Trump at the White House.
Japan's government is pushing companies and investors to hand over details of their United States investment plans so Shinzo Abe can deliver a "tweetable" figure to Donald Trump when they meet this week.
"If we get along with Russian Federation and other countries - I mean, I want to get along with all countries - but if we got along with Russian Federation, if we got along with China, if we got along with Japan ... that's a good thing, not a bad thing". The game has special significance - Abe's grandfather, who was also a prime minister, played golf with President Dwight Eisenhower in 1957.
Japanese companies are complaining that Abe is asking for a plan to invest in the U.S. that exceeds companies' ability to appease Trump, the FT said.
Solar Power Industry Continues to Grow Jobs-51000 in 2016
One reason for the higher-than-usual number of jobs added is because of the growth in utility-scale solar projects a year ago . Trump is a climate change skeptic who has expressed doubts about the role of clean energy in the USA energy landscape.
76ers in talks to send Jahlil Okafor to Pelicans, per report
The crux of this deal falls in the first-round pick the Sixers would receive from New Orleans. It's a unusual trade proposition, but it could go down between New Orleans and Philadelphia.
'Sopranos' alum and Rao's co-owner Frank Pellegrino dead at 72
Along with authoring four cookbooks, Pellegrino also produced the CD An Evening at Rao's , featuring music from Rao's jukebox. Charlie took to Facebook to release the sad news. "He was one of the bravest men I ever met in my life".
Social Democratic Party Secretary-General Seiji Mataichi told a news conference on February 7 that the prime minister's attempts to build a good relationship with President Trump was "embarrassing" compared to European leaders who have voiced stern criticism of Trump's immigration policies.
Japan posted a trade surplus of 6.8 trillion yen with the United States last year, down 4.6 percent from 2015, but US -bound auto shipments rose for a second straight year, ministry of finance data showed month.
The Financial Times reports that executives at three top Japanese companies said government's officials had been in touch asking for investment numbers.
Separately, Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), the world's largest with $1.2 trillion in assets, is preparing to invest $150 billion in the United States. Japan is prepared to respond in kind, insisting the USA open up its market for public contracts and abolish import tariffs on automobiles, which would stoke the ire of American automakers.
Some experts cautioned that too subservient a response by Abe, such as a government-inspired jobs creation package, risks confirming Trump's view that old-style Japan bashing works.
After abandoning the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal between 12 Pacific Rim countries including the US and Japan, it's possible Trump will attempt to establish a two-way trade deal with Japan.
Japan's has responded firmly but politely, taking issue with Trump's assertions when it disagrees, but avoiding comment on issues such as the travel ban. The president said: "I don't know". "And we're not sure whether Mr. Abe is prepared for that".
Housing White Paper forecasts: Tenure neutrality and new construction on way
Young people, faces pressed against the estate agent's window, trying and failing to find a home they can afford", he said. The UK government has finally admitted we have a "broken" housing market in the UK in light of its recent White Paper.
Justin Bieber returns to Instagram after months-long break
Coincidentally, her co-writers were also the ones who wrote the song "Let Me Love You " by Bieber. This may also be a hint that she's in the studio putting the finishing touches on this track.
President Donald Trump: Health care replacement could take until 2018
Obamacare allows young people to stay on their parents' health insurance until their 26th birthday. I say more power to the pea-brainers!
PS4 Pro 'Boost Mode' could revamp older games
However, Sony has confirmed that the Boost Mode option will be exclusive to the more powerful console. You can also move games now installed on your PS4 hard drive to the external drive.
USA imposes new sanctions on Iran after missile test
Washington added more Iranian individuals and entities to its anti-Iran sanction list on Friday. That was followed up by tweets from President Trump this morning.
USS Cole patrolling off Yemen after Iran-backed rebels attack Saudi ship
But the officials told Reuters that the decision to place the USS Cole near Yemen was made before the recent developments. Trump tweeted Friday that "Iran is playing with fire - they don't appreciate how "kind" President Obama was to them".
Bill Maher: 'Real Time' Trying To Book Milo Yiannopoulos
But adding Mr Trump's definition of "free speech" to the list of offences would need a new law to be passed by Congress. Divisive Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos caused a furor at UC Berkeley this week, and now he is promising to return.
Nicki Minaj Takes Aim at Designer Giuseppe Zanotti In Twitter Rant
The 34-year-old went OFF on Giuseppe , demanding he write her a check because of it. Jennifer Lopez, 47, has zero interest in being dragged into social media feuds.
BLS: 227000 Jobs Added in January; 36000 Added in Construction
The Bureau of Labor Statistics ( BLS ) found in its latest monthly jobs report the upward trend continued with 227,000 new jobs. Average hourly earnings are up 2.5 percent over the past year, marking a setback from the showing in December's initial report.
Testy Trump Call Report Puts Australia's Leader on Defensive
But White House spokesman Sean Spicer has said, despite the President's misgivings about the "dumb" deal , it remained alive. Turnbull went into the conversation with the mentality that "to confront a bully, you need to bully back".
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