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Event: President Donald Trump, 72, and First Lady Melania Trump, 49, dined together with Japanese emperor Naruhito and his wife, Empress Masako, in the Tokyo Imperial Palace on Monday

Melania Trump was blinded in a pale pink cape dress while she and her husband, President Donald Trump, dined on Monday with the Japanese emperor and empress in the Tokyo Imperial Palace.

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It is the second visit of the President and the first lady to Japan since they entered the White House, and they had the honor of being the first foreign guests of Emperor Naruhito and his wife, Empress Masako.

For their dinner with six sources in the palace, Melania [49] opted for a $ 4,490 juvenile kaftan jacket with silver feather embroidery and a cape that slipped over her shoulders.

Event: President Donald Trump, 72, and First Lady Melania Trump, 49, dined together with Japanese emperor Naruhito and his wife, Empress Masako, in the Tokyo Imperial Palace on Monday

Event: President Donald Trump, 72, and First Lady Melania Trump, 49, dined together with Japanese emperor Naruhito and his wife, Empress Masako, in the Tokyo Imperial Palace on Monday

Making History: It is the President and First Lady's second visit to Japan since they entered the White House, and they had the honor of being the Emperor's first foreign guests

Making History: It is the President and First Lady's second visit to Japan since they entered the White House, and they had the honor of being the Emperor's first foreign guests

Making History: It is the President and First Lady's second visit to Japan since they entered the White House, and they had the honor of being the Emperor's first foreign guests

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She wore her highlighted brown hair in loose waves and crowned the elegant ensemble with a pair of diamond studs and silver pumps that matched the embroidery on her dress.

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako greeted Melania and Donald, 72, outside the palace entrance before the state banquet.

The Trumps made history on Monday at the Japanese Imperial Palace, where they were the first foreign guests of Empress Masako. He ascended to the Chrysanthemum throne on May 1, after his father's early abdication – the first abdication in two centuries.

Empress Masako wore a long, long cream coat, which she combined with a matching lace blazer with transparent sleeves.

Dazzling: Melania wore a jute dress of $ 4,490 J. Mendel with embroidery in silver feathers, while Empress Masako wore a cream-colored dress and a matching lace blazer with transparent sleeves

Dazzling: Melania wore a jute dress of $ 4,490 J. Mendel with embroidery in silver feathers, while Empress Masako wore a cream-colored dress and a matching lace blazer with transparent sleeves

Dazzling: Melania wore a jute dress of $ 4,490 J. Mendel with embroidery in silver feathers, while Empress Masako wore a cream-colored dress and a matching lace blazer with transparent sleeves

Dazzling: Melania wore a jute dress of $ 4,490 J. Mendel with embroidery in silver feathers, while Empress Masako wore a cream-colored dress and a matching lace blazer with transparent sleeves

Dazzling: Melania wore a jute dress of $ 4,490 J. Mendel with embroidery in silver feathers, while Empress Masako wore a cream-colored dress and a matching lace blazer with transparent sleeves

Elegant: the light pink dress of the first lady had a cape draped over her shoulders
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Elegant: the light pink dress of the first lady had a cape draped over her shoulders

Elegant: the light pink dress of the first lady had a cape draped over her shoulders

Meet and greet: The two couples greet guests together at the state banquet

Meet and greet: The two couples greet guests together at the state banquet

Meet and greet: The two couples greet guests together at the state banquet

She wore her dark hair in a bun and accented her look with earrings and a sparkling diamond necklace.

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Meanwhile, the American president and the emperor both had tuxedos for dinner with the black tie in the palace.

Audio from their meeting was strictly forbidden, but the President seemed to thank Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako for their incredible hospitality. After shaking hands, she went inside to greet guests together.

The two couples sat at the main table with the president and the emperor in the middle of the table. Melania was on the left of Naruhito, while Masako was on Donald's right.

The teetotal president poured a glass of champagne into what looked like a Champagne, and he politely lifted it onto his lips, but grimaced and took no sip.

Looks: Melania wore her highlighted brown hair in loose waves, while the Empress had her dark hair pulled into an elegant bun

Looks: Melania wore her highlighted brown hair in loose waves, while the Empress had her dark hair pulled into an elegant bun

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Looks: Melania wore her highlighted brown hair in loose waves, while the Empress had her dark hair pulled into an elegant bun

Added touch: Melania has complemented her appearance with a pair of large pairs of diamond stud earrings

Added touch: Melania has complemented her appearance with a pair of large pairs of diamond stud earrings

Added touch: Melania has complemented her appearance with a pair of large pairs of diamond stud earrings

New friend: the two couples sat at the main table with the president and the emperor in the middle of the table. Melania was on the left of Emperor Naruhito

New friend: the two couples sat at the main table with the president and the emperor in the middle of the table. Melania was on the left of Emperor Naruhito

New friend: the two couples sat at the main table with the president and the emperor in the middle of the table. Melania was on the left of Emperor Naruhito

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At other state banquets, servers have his glass filled with Diet Coke as a replacement for red wine and he is often known to drink grape juice instead of white wine and champagne.

Donald refrained from drinking alcohol because his older brother Freddie died at the age of 43 from an illness that resulted from alcoholism.

& # 39; We are very honored to return to Japan as the first state guests of your country after the rise of his majesty the emperor & # 39 ;, said the US president at dinner.

& # 39; We thank the people of Japan for their incredible hospitality and warm welcome to this majestic country. & # 39;

Donald called the relationship between the United States and Japan a & # 39; cherished alliance & # 39; and quoted the Japanese poet Manyoshu in his speech.

All smiles: the two shared a smile together during the six-course dinner

All smiles: the two shared a smile together during the six-course dinner

All smiles: the two shared a smile together during the six-course dinner

Cheers: President Trump toast Emperor Naruhito and welcomed a new era of Japanese history and culture during a dinner speech

Cheers: President Trump toast Emperor Naruhito and welcomed a new era of Japanese history and culture during a dinner speech

Cheers: President Trump toast Emperor Naruhito and welcomed a new era of Japanese history and culture during a dinner speech

With a good mood: the first lady laughed cheerfully during her husband's toast

With a good mood: the first lady laughed cheerfully during her husband's toast

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With a good mood: the first lady laughed cheerfully during her husband's toast

& # 39; It also reminds us that in times of change we can find comfort in our inherited traditions. In the fifth book of the Manyoshu, where the term Reiwa comes from, the writings of two poets offer important insights, & he said.

The president also read from another Japanese poem that he said & reminds us of our solemn responsibilities to family and future generations & # 39; and supplements the wisdom of the first reading.

& # 39; Today we embrace the limitless potential that lies before us. We also remember that our life is a rich legacy, that we have to pass on our children just like the sons and daughters of Japan, ”he said. & # 39; In the spirit of beautiful harmony, we may celebrate the many possibilities with [Japan] and we may protect the cherished bond. & # 39;

Donald offered his best wishes to the imperial family and Japan for a peaceful and prosperous & # 39; era in the history of the country.

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Emperor Naruhito held a toast to Trump in Japanese. A translation of his comments was not provided.

No leniency: the teetotal president was poured a glass of what looked like Champagne. He often opts for a diet cola or grape juice at official functions

No leniency: the teetotal president was poured a glass of what looked like Champagne. He often opts for a diet cola or grape juice at official functions

No leniency: the teetotal president was poured a glass of what looked like Champagne. He often opts for a diet cola or grape juice at official functions

Abstention: President Trump politely lifted the glass on his lips, but grimaced and drank no alcohol

Abstention: President Trump politely lifted the glass on his lips, but grimaced and drank no alcohol

Abstention: President Trump politely lifted the glass on his lips, but grimaced and drank no alcohol

Conversation: President Trump spoke to Empress Masako, who was sitting on his right during the state banquet
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Conversation: President Trump spoke to Empress Masako, who was sitting on his right during the state banquet

Conversation: President Trump spoke to Empress Masako, who was sitting on his right during the state banquet

The couples and American and Japanese officials enjoyed a six-course dinner of consommé a la royale and turbot a la meunière sauce tomate, followed by cote de boeuf rotie, salad de saison, glace monti fuji, and a sixth cure of melon and grapes.

The Trumps met on Monday morning in an extravagant welcome ceremony with Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako.

For the occasion, Melania wore a $ 4,290 white Carolina Herrera dress with floral decorations and red stiletto pumps. After the ceremony, they walked to the Akasaka Palace Annex in Tokyo.

She separated from her husband and walked with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe & wife Akie Abe to enjoy a series of performances that demonstrated the rich Japanese culture, with traditional dances, music and flower-arranging demonstrations.

Akasaka Palace, also known as the State Guest House, is one of the two official guest houses owned by the Japanese government. First built as an imperial palace, it now serves as accommodation for visiting dignitaries of the state.

Earlier in the day: Donald and Melania met Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako on Monday morning in the Imperial Palace in Tokyo

Earlier in the day: Donald and Melania met Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako on Monday morning in the Imperial Palace in Tokyo

Earlier in the day: Donald and Melania met Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako on Monday morning in the Imperial Palace in Tokyo

See you for now: Melania and Donald say goodbye to Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako as they left the Imperial Palace for a Monday morning holiday

See you for now: Melania and Donald say goodbye to Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako as they left the Imperial Palace for a Monday morning holiday

See you for now: Melania and Donald say goodbye to Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako as they left the Imperial Palace for a Monday morning holiday

Official Affairs: President Trump met Monday with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Akasaka Palace

Official Affairs: President Trump met Monday with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Akasaka Palace

Official Affairs: President Trump met Monday with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Akasaka Palace

Next stop: Melania, who wore $ 4,290 Carolina Herrera dress with floral decorations and red pumps, joined Prime Minister Abe Akie Abe's wife as they walked to the Akasaka Palace annex

Next stop: Melania, who wore $ 4,290 Carolina Herrera dress with floral decorations and red pumps, joined Prime Minister Abe Akie Abe's wife as they walked to the Akasaka Palace annex

Next stop: Melania, who wore $ 4,290 Carolina Herrera dress with floral decorations and red pumps, joined Prime Minister Abe Akie Abe's wife as they walked to the Akasaka Palace annex

Attentive audience: the two women smiled as they watched dance, flute and flower arranging performances

Attentive audience: the two women smiled as they watched dance, flute and flower arranging performances

Attentive audience: the two women smiled as they watched dance, flute and flower arranging performances

Darling: The women could only clap after the cute performance of two girls

Darling: The women could only clap after the cute performance of two girls

Darling: The women could only clap after the cute performance of two girls

The two smiled as they walked side by side to a cultural program.

Melania and Akie met with the founder and members of the Shine On! Kids, a non-profit organization that supports sick children with activities with facility dogs that are trained to encourage children in hospitals.

Shine On! Kids was created by the American Kimberly Forsythe, who launched the non-profit organization after she lost her son to cancer in Japan.

After meeting with the non-profit organization, the political spouses gathered in the annex for a Japanese bamboo flute performance, known as Shakuhachi, by master flutist Yosuke Irie.

The master bamboo flautist Yosuke Irie spoke to the women in Japanese and played a song for them. Dressed from head to toe in black and covered with bicycle / martial arts on his shins, knees, arms, elbows and chest, he explained that he is of new-age samurai fashion.

He explained how he makes different sounds with his flute, such as Melania one of his notes as & # 39; beautiful & # 39; noted.

They also enjoyed a joint demonstration of Shakuhachi and Ikebana, a special flower arranging tradition led by Irie and Ikebana Master Kumiko Kato.

Master Kato decorated a series of bamboo stems that had decorated the stage when Melania and Akie arrived. Yosuke provided background music when the artist built her plant sculpture.

At one point he started playing the famous tune Amazing Grace. After the floral ornament artists had left, a woman in a purple Japanese kimono performing a traditional fan dance.

She was followed by a kimono with four-year-old girls doing a dance with dolls and fans, a show coordinated by two Japanese Grand Dance Masters.

Melania smiled and politely applauded the special performances. Then Melania and Akie looked at the koi pond of the annex and enjoyed a private lunch.

While the first lady got in touch with the culture and history of the country, her husband attended meetings, a working lunch, and a joint press conference with the Japanese prime minister.

After Melania and Akie's lunch, they reunited with President Trump and Prime Minister Abe in the main guest house.

The Trump arrived in Japan on Saturday and landed in Tokyo for a ceremonial visit to recognize the new emperor.

They have met political officials and business leaders to promote investment in the US.

Bonding: On Sunday evening, the Trumps dined with Prime Minister Abe and his wife Akie at the Inakaya restaurant in the Roppongi district of Tokyo

Bonding: On Sunday evening, the Trumps dined with Prime Minister Abe and his wife Akie at the Inakaya restaurant in the Roppongi district of Tokyo

Bonding: On Sunday evening, the Trumps dined with Prime Minister Abe and his wife Akie at the Inakaya restaurant in the Roppongi district of Tokyo

Big night out: they also attended an annual sumo wrestling championship in Tokyo on Sunday evening

Big night out: they also attended an annual sumo wrestling championship in Tokyo on Sunday evening

Big night out: they also attended an annual sumo wrestling championship in Tokyo on Sunday evening

Focused: Melania looked worried while she saw the sumobattle on Sunday evening

Focused: Melania looked worried while she saw the sumobattle on Sunday evening

Focused: Melania looked worried while she saw the sumobattle on Sunday evening

On Sunday evening, the president and first lady ate with Prime Minister Abe and his wife Akie in a restaurant in the Roppongi district of Tokyo.

They also attended an annual sumo wrestling championship in the summer that evening. Donald said he had an & # 39; incredible evening in sumo & # 39; although he sat with an arm and a closed lip throughout the event.

The president sat near the ring in a low back, dressed in black slippers, with a look of displeasure on his face as he watched wrestlers dressed in loincloths taking part in an opening ceremony.

& # 39; We really enjoyed being there & # 39 ;, he claimed after dinner. & # 39; And I've always wanted to see sumo wrestling, so it was really great. & # 39;

The president seemed to appreciate the part of the program that gave him the sumo champion Asanoyama a giant trophy of more than 60 pounds. A red Donald smiled when a struggling officer helped him lift the cloak off his cloak.

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