President Trump Attends Reception With Japanese Business Leaders….

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend a reception at the residence of Ambassador William F. Hagerty, U.S. Ambassador to Japan. [Note: see the Japanese guest to understand how twitchy Ambassador Hagerty is.]

Accompanying the President and First Lady are: chief of staff Mr. Mick Mulvaney, USTR Robert Lighthizer and Asst to President Mr. Rob Blair (helps Mulvaney).


The funniest thing about this video is how President Trump (not a politician) is sizing up the room based on executive business acumen; and simultaneously the room is sizing up  Donald Trump based on his status as President Trump.

Japanese Guest List (below):

A HISTORIC NEW ERA: President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump congratulate Japan on their new era of Reiwa and look forward to a great friendship and bright future.

Earlier this month, the Japanese people welcomed the new Imperial Era of “Reiwa,”which means “beautiful harmony.”

In the spirit of this new era, President Trump recommits the United States to advancing our strong partnership and achieving our shared vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

Japanese Business Leaders Present:

Kiyotaka Ise, President of Aisin Seiki

Peter Jennings, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan

Noriyuki Inoue, Chairman of Daikin Industries

Koji Arima, President and Chief Executive Officer of DENSO

Hiroyuki Ochiai, President of Fuel Total System

Toshiaki Higashihara, Chairman of Hitachi

Toshiaki Mikoshiba, Chairman and Director of Honda

Masatsugu Nagato, President and Chief Executive Officer of Japan Post Holdings Co.

Yuzaburo Mogi, Honorary Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Kikkoman

Akira Marumoto, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mazda

Ken Kobayashi, Chairman of Mitsubishi Corporation (Trading House)

Masaki Sakuyama, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Seiji Izumisawa, President and Chief Executive Officer for Mitsubishi Heavy Industry

Nobuyuki Hirano, Chairman and Corporate Executive for Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.

Shigenobu Nagamori, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer for Nidec Corporation

Hiroto Salikawa, President and Chief Executive Officer for Nissan

Junko Nakagawa, Executive Managing Director for Nomura Asset Management Co.

Hiroshi Mikitani, Chief Executive Officer for Rakuten

Yasuhiko Saitoh, President of Shin-Etsu Chemical

Masayoshi Son, Chief Executive Officer of Softbank

Masayoshi Fujimoto, President and Chief Executive Officer for Sojtz

Shiro Kambe, Executive Vice President for Sony

Tomomi Nakamura, President of Subaru (Fuji Heavy Industries)

Masayuki Hyodo, Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sumitomo Corporation

Takeshi Niinami, President and Chief Executive Officer of Suntory

Christoph Weber, President and Chief Executive Officer of Takeda Pharmaceuticals Co.

Michiaki Hirose, Chairman of Tokyo Gas Co.

Satoshi Tsunakawa, President of Toshiba Akio Toyoda, President of Toyota


[Interestingly, there’s probably not many events that have ever put all of these leaders of Japanese business and industry together, in the same room, at the same time.]

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73 Responses to President Trump Attends Reception With Japanese Business Leaders….

  1. Elric VIII says:


    Liked by 5 people

    • 3rdday61 says:

      Banzai! is right, Elric.
      That is one impressive guest list !!! They probably represent the financial equivalent of all 30 companies that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Index. If anyone needs an example of clout, there it be.

      Liked by 5 people

  2. emet says:

    Some of the MSM is criticising the trip as fluff, but first establishing strong relationships is critical to success in Asia, particularity in business and particularly in Japan. The President is in his element.

    Liked by 15 people

    • swimeasy says:

      MSM is too blinded by their own agenda to recognize how this significant trip relates to the overall panda strategy as detailed by Sundance.

      Liked by 6 people

    • Publius2016 says:

      lies! more than $500 billion invested in US!! Its like Fake News prefers we send our raw materials out only to import them back with 1000% markups!!! Apple can make a phone in US for $300 or China for $150…price is still $600…

      Liked by 5 people

    • Kleen says:

      MSM is nothing more than campaign propaganda for the Communist Democrats.

      So they are doing good, just doing their job.

      Liked by 4 people

  3. Flight93Gal says:

    Dear Sundance:

    I almost enjoy this coverage of POTUS trade meetings and coverage of White House
    hosted dignitary events more than your reporting on The BIg Ugly and spygate!

    Watching POTUS with these heads of state and reading your summary of who attended and what transpires is quite compelling and heartwarming! Here is a President that understands how economic security is generated by establishing nation to nation relationships!

    So good to read and actually view how hard this POTUS works for all Americans–present and future!

    God bless you, Sundance!

    Liked by 21 people

  4. sundance says:

    Liked by 8 people

  5. DJSnyder says:

    Peter Jennings, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan… does this means that he answers to that un-American money-grubber Tom Donohue?

    Liked by 2 people

  6. I’ll bet Trump didn’t even call them Chinese like my moron Prime Minister. Canada’s next election can’t come too soon.

    Liked by 5 people

  7. sundance says:

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  8. sundance says:

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  9. Vicki Bryant says:

    Praying for safety first for POTUS and FLOTUS

    Liked by 15 people

  10. Tell me about that wonderful first photo of the ShinzoAbe (family?) doing PDJT’s famous raised fist!!

    Liked by 2 people

  11. Perot Conservative says:

    Kikkoman? Soy sauce?

    FWIW, I read in Japan Times an hour ago the Japanese trade lead said expect no big trade announcement.

    Japan already has TPP and a deal with the EU.


    • Old Codger says:

      Kikkoman: Think the equivalent of Kraft Heinz in Japan, knucklehead!

      Also, don’t believe everything you read in FAKE NEWS MSM; even if it is from Japan!

      You’re really “cruisin’ for a bruisin’ aren’t ya?


      • bertdilbert says:

        While I was first surprised to see Kikkoman on the list… Kikkoman is the worlds leading brand of soy sauce. And a leading farm export from the USA is soybeans from which soy sauce is made.

        Perot Conservative may not appreciate the connection, but US farmers probably view it as an expanded trade opportunity for their products. Trump is looking for opportunities to balance out trade and pushing agricultural products, military equipment and Boeing aircraft are his specialty.


    • Dennis Leonard says:

      Well I guess sense you got this all figured out,you ought to give POTUS a call and tell him to stop wasting his time,LOL


    • Beigun says:

      Kikoman is big with the Royal Family… a long history with Shoguns too. Other guys are trading companies (surprised Sojitz was there but not Sumitomo or Marubeni) and House of Mitsubishi regulars. Anyway, the Bank of Japan owns at least ten percent of the stock of those assembled.

      Haggerty made a mess with painting the walls white…the old wood paneling was beautiful. A tidbit about the AMB residence. Each State in the Union contributed in some fashion to that grand old building.

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Ambassador Haggerty looks like Ronald Reagan’s younger brother , or it just me?

    Liked by 7 people

  13. evergreen says:

    Not that it matters a whit, but, what’s up with the purple ties? Every DC pol wears them all the dang time.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Bill says:

    I hope the Japanese are willing to make a deal with President Trump. President Trump has not at all been confrontational with Prime Minister Abe.

    I got two kids (with my Japanese wife) that needs jobs in the future and they are utterly fluent in Japanese….. Saturdays where spent at Japanese school. I want there studies to pay off!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Dennis Leonard says:

      Actually at the rate the Dems are taking this country down,they should become fluent in Arabic.

      Liked by 1 person

    • 🍺Gunny66 says:

      Same here.

      My kids did the same in Austin Texas.
      Attended Japanese School on Saturdays sponsored by Tokyo Electron….
      Eventually my son taught younger students math….at the school …all in Japanese.

      Take care Bill..

      Liked by 3 people

  15. Pyrthroes says:

    Can’t help putting this event in 72-year post-WW II perspective.

    Can anyone cite a comparable example of deadly foes resolving such extreme socio-cultural differences to mutual benefit, first with a respectfully benign Occupation regime, then through interchanges such as that with U.S. industrial engineer W.E. Deming and so on through successful defenses against Mao’s frumious Red China, deadhead North Korea, and Stalin’s psychopathologic heirs?

    “Nations have only interests, never friends”… but in the long run, are not friends the only interests worth the while?

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    • Beigun says:

      You may have a different perspective if you visited the Yushukan museum next to Yasukuni Shrine or read up on a powerful political group in Japan called Nihon Kaigi. You might also be surprised to know a leading fountainhead of Nihon Kaigi was on the deck of the USS Missouri in 1945. Nihon Kaigi just follows the philosophy of the 47 Ronin. The terms in Japanese are “tatemae” and “honne.” One term for show and one term for those in the know. Both are the basis of Kabuki theater and business in Japan.


    • Jack is Back says:

      “Nations have only interests…” – your observations are correct; Machiavelli himself would certainly agree.

      And then there is our country, the US. We have fought wars as any other nation, but whereas History shows pretty much all previous victors in war have scourged the vanquished (treaty of Versailles for example), we have rebuilt our former enemies, allied with them, forged strong friendships.

      It is truly a blessing from God to be an American. E Pluribus Unum!

      En Libertad…

      The JG


    • DJT2020 says:

      Thank you.


    • Dennis Leonard says:

      Actually A2 that article is skewed to the Japanese side of things,so will wait and see.


      • A2 says:

        Dennis, Japanese newspapers run the gamut from very Leftist, Liberal to conservative. It should not be surprising that it is from the Japanese viewpoint. Japan Times is on the Liberal side. It was the first report made so I thought it may be of interest. ‘Skewing’ news from the national perspective, well every country does it.

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  16. The Devilbat says:

    I was in Japan once on a business trip. I flew in from the US with one of the Japanese people that I was dealing with. We took a taxi that had color TV in the back and fancy window curtains – drapes.

    Along the way, the Japanese guy pointed toward the Tokyo tower. He exclaimed, “Tokyo tower, like Eiffel tower but smaller.”

    This guy had pulled down just about everything in the US while he was over here so I felt no remorse. the opportunity was simply too good to miss.

    I responded, “Typical Japanese way, may it smaller and cheaper.” “Your a bad guy” said he.


  17. Bob ernest says:

    What do you mean by twitchy?


  18. Ospreyzone says:

    The ambassador acts like a perfect protocol droid. C3PO comes to mind.


    • CM-TX says:

      Thanks for also noticing… I was beginning to think it was just me! 😁

      I couldn’t decide between self-appointed bodyguard, or just awkwardly distracting.
      The darting eyes made me nervous… I almost yelled out, “Check the flags!” Just in case any Ninjas, or maybe Comey were hiding!


  19. Daniel says:

    Note the heavy Mitsubishi representation there. I know Mitsubishi pretty well as a personality and as a dominant force in Japanese business and especially in Japanese politics. (They are one and the same.) I hope MHI (heavy) gets some serious face time with Trump about nuclear energy — Obama halted pretty much every aspect of nuclear energy development in the US and is largely the reason I’m no longer working in that industry. While fossil fuels are still quite viable, we need to have better, safer and far cleaner nuclear power to keep our country running.

    But there’s a lot to overcome between the NRC and MHI. The NRC needs to get out of the 1970s and MHI needs to understand the NRC has the final and absolute say in the US and they cannot operate as they do in Japan where MHI tells the government how things should be run. (I think after the tsunami and Fukushima daiichi collided, the nuclear industry knows MHI made some pretty bad decisions in getting that plant built.)


    • Beigun says:

      Yep, Hitachi and MHI told the Japanese government there were no meltdowns at Fukushima….and that is what the government parroted for three months. No meltdowns! US told the same, but as you know, sensors don’t lie unless unplugged. Japan’s nationwide radiation monitoring system (ironically named Speedi!) was N/A after the event.


    • Vince says:

      Both the Japanese and the US are working on a cost effective way to extract uranium from sea water. The uranium in the oceans could power the world at today’s level of demand for at least two million years.


  20. GSparrow says:

    …and jabbering Pelosi claims this accomplished, exceptional President needs a family intervention. It’s a shame that millions of Americans are being duped by the unstable Speaker, her obsessed colleagues on the Hill and the corrupt media (probably the most corrupt in history) instead of being proud of their POTUS and stunning 1st lady.

    It’s difficult to determine exactly when the Dems crossed the outer fringes of sanity and into berserk land but maybe A/G Barr’s investigation will come closest to finding the exact date when the Obama admin led their misguided supporters across the line.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. cplogics says:

    Perhaps more clarity on letters NRC and MHI would give some of us a bit more understanding. I absolutely hate the use of initials and it happens routinely on this blog. Some of each to decipher, but others are not, especially on the Presidential blog. I realize it take more time to type, but we are educating here – not just talking to each other.


  22. WSB says:

    If I can step in as tour guide for a moment, I have not studied these details in depth, however I can report that this embassy is pretty well appointed…

    Notice the $7K -$10K drapery treatment, the hand woven carpet and the beautiful, custom-designed ceiling in the Assembly Room…

    Just say’in,

    The Image of the ceiling is reflected in the mirror in the room.

    I realize the Deplorables need to keep up with the Jones and the Abes…but taxpayers’ money is at work here.

    I have private sector interior design envy, seeing these photos. The drapery is completely over the top. I would never have had a budget to specify these incredubly expensive materials in the first place.

    President Trump and other developers would have demanded that I reselect every one of those materials to come in under a very tight budget. Even the Peninsula Group and Ritz-Carlton would have demanded substitutions, so they could meet bottom line budgeting.

    And I did have a friend who worked for the design team in the State Department. I will never forget her tales of the expensive materials she was used to spec’ing.



    • WSB says:

      OK, so I am not if sure if the drapery treatment is really $7K…

      But the drapery material is Dupioni silk, assuming 16 LY at $200/LY, bullion fringe at $115/LF, sheer at $45/LY…not sure if the lambrequin actually IS a lambrequin and has gold gilding on it, if the lambrequin and medallion are hand-painted, the crown is custom, the fabrication and the Tokyo labor…

      Well, it all adds up, no?


  23. bopperman says:

    Man , I just clicked this to see the first ladies . Those two should always be shown together . It’s like beauty overload !

    Liked by 1 person

  24. civilwarplease says:

    Wow, this guy is doing things well beyond my expectations away from the swamp. The swamp is nasty, cunning evil disloyal and full of the worst kinds of Americans


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