“Forget the sushi, I want a burger!”

 “Forget the sushi, I want a burger!” was Mr Trump’s message to Shinzo Abe in Tokyo last week.

On the one hand the US President’s being super friendly to Japan but he’s also determined to put America first.

How should Japan best approach its relationship with a US nationalist who holds a narrow view on Asia?

Is it risky to deepen the alliance?

Read analysis of Mr Trump’s extraordinary trip around Asia on this week’s Japan Story blog. It’s also on Japan Forward and LinkedIn

Japan Story’s blog is written by former BBC Tokyo Correspondent Duncan Bartlett. Each week he analyses how Japan’s story is being told to the world through the international media.