First Lady Melania Trump WOWS Japan During Historic Visit to Tokyo
US First Lady Melania Trump visited the Mori Building Digital Art Museum in Tokyo during her visit to Japan on Memorial Day weekend. (Getty)
United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are visiting Tokyo, Japan, in the first state visit of a foreign leader in the country’s Reiwa era.
The Reiwa Era began on 1 May 2019, the day on which Emperor Akihito’s elder son, Naruhito, ascended the throne as the 126th Emperor of Japan.
President Trump will meet with Emperor Naruhito during his visit.
The president also attended a sumo wrestling tournament and handed out the trophy to the champion.
First Lady Melania Trump joined Japan’s first lady to visit the Mori Building Digital Art Museum while in Tokyo.
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This First Lady WOW!
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The Japan Times reported:
Melania Trump was perfectly cool Sunday at an air-conditioned interactive digital museum in Tokyo where she drew a purple fish and had it projected on a digital aquarium on the wall, as she and her host, Japanese first lady Akie Abe, joined dozens of schoolchildren while their husbands played golf under the scorching sun.
Mrs Trump drew the fish for a girl named Julia, and wrote underneath it: “Julia, Best Wishes, Melania Tump.”
Her autograph became popular, prompting children to line up. The first lady signed on the back of each student’s artwork, along with a message “Be Best!” — her children’s initiative.
The 30 children, third to sixth graders at a Tokyo elementary school, were a bit shy when the first lady in a stylish navy-color jumpsuit walked in, escorted by Akie Abe, but one by one they came over to her, and then in groups.
“Nice to meet you. Can you show me what you drew?” Melania Trump asked a boy with a name sticker on his chest saying “Aoi.” He showed her a green turtle with yellow feet, which then they projected on the wall and watched it move around.
Akie Abe colored her turtle in pink, with three little red hearts on the back, and signed “Peace” as well as the new imperial era name “Reiwa” that started this month.