The difference between Abe’s official welcome to Trump, Rouhani and Macron

The two leaders have met six times in just two years—most recently in April. This frequent collaboration attests to strong Japanese-EU ties—the two sides having created the world’s largest free trade zone back in February.Relations hit a snag in November when former Nissan and Renault Chairman Carlos Ghosn, a French national, was arrested in Japan on charges of financial misconduct.