Report: Ivanka met with Japanese PM as she was finalizing licensing deal
Donald Trump held a meeting in New York with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with Ivanka present.
According to The New York Times, Mrs. Trump’s attendance occurred while she was in the middle of a licensing deal with the retail company Sanei International. As the Times noted, Sanei’s largest shareholder is a bank owned by the Japanese government.
While it hasn’t been confirmed as to whether Ivanka Trump’s business dealings came up during the meeting with Abe, Donald Trump’s critics are concerned that his presidency will combine politics with his own corporate interests. This notion has been fueled in recent weeks due to the fact that his adult children are part of his transition team.