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Al Jazeera 25 May 2019

As Trumps heads to Tokoyo, Japan's firms brace for trade war impact


United States President Donald Trump visits Japan this weekend, a trip marked by pomp and ceremony. He's due to attend a sumo match, play golf with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and meet newly-crowned Emperor Naruhito.
Big businesses will be analysing his meeting with Abe for any talk on trade as Trump threatens to increase tariffs on imports of Japanese cars if trade talks aren't successful within six months.

Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Tokyo.

Michael Cohen's stunning fall from the executive suite of the Trump Organization hit bottom Monday as he reported to a federal prison in New York to begin a three-year sentence.

"There is still much to be told," Cohen told reporters as he departed his apartment Monday morning, "and I look forward to the day when I can share the truth."

Once one of President Donald Trump's fiercest defenders, Cohen ultimately turned on his former boss, pleading guilty last year in part to arranging hush-money payments to women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump. The payments, Cohen said, were made at Trump's direction to protect the then-presidential candidate's campaign.

Cohen, who served as Trump's personal attorney and fixer, also pleaded guilty to income tax evasion, lying to Congress and bank fraud.
CGTN's Asieh Namdar spoke to Associate Professor of Economics Yan Liang about U.S. President Trump's escalating trade war with China.
The Senate voted Wednesday to end U.S. support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition's war in Yemen, bringing Congress one step closer to a unprecedented rebuke of President Donald Trump's foreign policy.
German Chancellor Merkel is holding trade talks in Delhi with Indian Prime Minister Modi. Among the items on the agenda are renewable energy and urban transport. Both sides see potential in the fallout from the trade war between the US and China. The two leaders have signed wide-ranging agreements to deepen their strategic cooperation. Prime Minister Modi also said they will also work to combat terrorism and extremism.

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