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US president Donald Trump opened his state visit to Japan by taking a dig at Tokyo over what he calls a substantial trade imbalance with the US I would say that Japan has had a substantial edge for many many years , but that's okay maybe that's why you like it so much but we'll get a little bit more fair I think I think we'll do that trump arrived in Japan on Saturday for a largely ceremonial visit meant to showcase strong ties between the two countries even though trade relations are problematic tensions are simmering as trump considers terrorists on Japanese auto exports the witch trade deal is unlikely to be finalized during this trip trump none the less says the two countries are making progress with this deal we hope to address the trade imbalance , remove barriers to United States exports and ensure fairness and reciprocity in our relationship and we're getting closer trump also urged Japanese business leaders to increase their investment in the US saying there's never been a better time to do business in America trump will meet with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Ave on Sunday for a round of golf a sumo tournament and a private dinner