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We Asked People In Tokyo What They Wish Their Prime Minister Would Say To President Trump

"Don't throw the world into too much fear and chaos."

Posted on February 10, 2017, at 2:41 a.m. ET

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump will hold a summit meeting in Washington, DC, on Friday.

After the meeting, the two leaders will head to Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Some critics have called it "golf diplomacy," and at a press conference on Tuesday, Seiji Mataichi, the head of Japan's Social Democratic Party, called the meeting an embarrassing attempt to curry favor with the Trump administration.
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After the meeting, the two leaders will head to Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Some critics have called it "golf diplomacy," and at a press conference on Tuesday, Seiji Mataichi, the head of Japan's Social Democratic Party, called the meeting an embarrassing attempt to curry favor with the Trump administration.

BuzzFeed News hit the streets of Tokyo to find out what the average person in Japan hopes Abe will tell Trump.

"Don't be a 'Yes Man'."
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"Don't be a 'Yes Man'."

"Please emphasize Japan's rights."
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"Please emphasize Japan's rights."

"Please tell President Trump to work closely with Japan and to do his best for world peace ... I want the Catholics, Muslims, and Buddhists to talk it out."
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"Please tell President Trump to work closely with Japan and to do his best for world peace ... I want the Catholics, Muslims, and Buddhists to talk it out."

"We're worried that we'll be under America's thumb."
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"We're worried that we'll be under America's thumb."

To President Trump:

"Have a flexible mindset!!"
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"Have a flexible mindset!!"

"No war!! Peace first."
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"No war!! Peace first."

"Get it together!!"
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"Get it together!!"

"Don't throw the world into too much fear and chaos."
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"Don't throw the world into too much fear and chaos."

"Don't close the door!!"
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"Don't close the door!!"

This post was translated from Japanese.

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