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As a storm bore down on Osaka on Thursday, bringing heavy rains to the city ahead of the Group of 20 summit, another was on its way — straight from Washington.

Osaka was gearing up for the two-day gathering of world leaders that kicks off Friday, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hoping for a conference with as few hitches as possible. But even before the summit got underway, an obstacle to that goal emerged in the form of Abe’s “golf buddy”: U.S. President Donald Trump.

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