Japan hit by moderate quake ahead of Trump’s visit

Earthquake hit parts of Japanese capital city Tokyo shortly before the arrival of United States President Donald Trump on his four-day state visit with trade talks as center point.

Epicenter of the quake was 48 miles south of the city in China and measured as 5 magnitude by US Geological Survey without any alert of tsunami threat. No visible damage was reported.

Trump is to play golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday.

Japan has started with new Reiwa era from May 1 and Trump becomes the first foreign leader to visit in the era.

Trump will be meeting the new Emperor Naruhito of the era too.

The era of 85-year-old Emperor Akihito ended in April the day when he stepped down.

Trump is joined with first lady Melania Trump. North Korea high and trade will be on the list of top agenda.

Meanwhile, the visit of Trump comes amid such situation when political and business leaders of the country is fearing US tariffs on auto industry that may have a crippling effect on the economy of Asian nations.

Epicenter of the quake was 48 miles south of the city in China and measured as 5 magnitude by US Geological Survey without any alert of tsunami threat. No visible damage was reported.

The first step of Trump will be at the US ambassador’s residence following a brief airport welcome.

Trump lately said, “Japan has had a substantial edge for many, many years but that’s OK.”

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