Ivanka Trump met up with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for a dinner in Tokyo on Friday, on the second and last day of her trip to Japan.
The first daughter, 36, posed for photos with Abe, 63, after giving a speech about female entrepreneurs and women’s role in the economy at the World Assembly for Women 2017 earlier in the day.
She donned a kimono-inspired dress, in what appeared to be a nod to the traditional Japanese clothing dating back to the Heian period, between the eighth and twelfth centuries.
Culture: Ivanka donned a kimono-inspired dress, in what appeared to be a nod to the traditional clothing dating back to the Heian period, between the eighth and twelfth centuries
Ivanka picked a below-the-knee, flowing dress with pink accents and a flowery pattern, tied around the waist with a black bow belt.
She departed from her usual straight blowout and instead wore her long hair in relaxed waves, perhaps owing to the current humid weather in the Japanese capital.
The White House adviser finished her outfit with black stilettos.
Posting several images from the dinner on her Instagram account, Ivanka revealed that the Prime Minister had actually presented her with a birthday bouquet as a special surprise.
‘An unforgettable last night in Tokyo!’ she captioned the post. ‘Thank you Prime Minister Abe for the warm hospitality and the belated birthday wishes.’
The images show the first daughter, who turned 36 on October 30, sitting down to enjoy a traditional Japanese meal with the Prime Minister and several other guests, and also capture the group enjoying what appears to be a fan dance.
Ivanka is also pictured receiving a beautiful floral bouquet from the Prime Minister, beaming with delight at the special gift.
Earlier on Friday, Ivanka gave a speech on female entrepreneurship and women’s role in the economy at the World Assembly for Women 2017.
During her second official trip abroad as a senior White House adviser, the president’s eldest daughter said that the world must increase women and minority participation in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
Happy as can be: The mother-of-three beamed with joy as she waved for the cameras
Tasty treats: Ivanka shared images from the dinner on her Instagram account, while thanking the Prime Minister for ensuring she had a ‘unforgettable last night in Tokyo’
Birthday girl! The Prime Minister also presented Ivanka with a bouquet of flowers in honor of her 36th birthday, which was on October 30
What a fun finale: Ivanka will now return home to the US, where she will continue to push tax reform while her father completes a 12-day trip in Asia
Message: Earlier on Friday, Ivanka gave a speech on female entrepreneurship and women’s role in the economy at the World Assembly for Women 2017
Duo: Abe, who joined her onstage, said his government was aiming to mobilize women in Japan’s workforce and strengthen economic growth
Choices: The prime minister appointed only two women to ministerial posts in a Cabinet reshuffle in August, down from three and five respectively in his previous two cabinets
Future: The president’s eldest daughter said that the world must increase women and minority participation in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)
Observations: ‘Female and minority participation in STEM fields is moving in the wrong direction,’ Ivanka said during her speech
Last word: After she finished, she tweeted: ‘The fact is, ALL women are ‘working women.’ Let’s continue to empower women and ensure they succeed in our modern economy. #WAW2017′
More photos below..
Ivanka touched down in Narita, east of Tokyo, on Thursday ahead of her speech, and was greeted by a group of photographers waiting to capture her arrival.
She made sure a member of her entourage filmed her glamorous arrival as she made her way down the escalator, and later shared the footage with her 3.9 million followers on her Instagram Story.
Travels: Ivanka landed in Japan on Thursday ahead of her speech on female entrepreneurship
Long journey: Ivanka kept her sunglasses on inside the airport, shielding her eyes after her 14-hour flight from Washington, DC
Greetings: She smiled at the cameras as she passed the photographers and continued her exit
Right after her landing, Ivanka went to enjoy a traditional kaiseki meal, a refined, meticulously prepared multi-course dinner.
Kaiseki meals, which are among the finest cuisine in the world, are served on individual trays to each guest. They can vary in composition, but typically include an appetizer served with sake, sashimi, a simmered dish, grilled food, rice, and dessert.
Fine dining: Right after her landing, Ivanka went to enjoy a traditional kaiseki meal, a refined, meticulously prepared multi-course dinner
Mementos: Ivanka shared photos of herself enjoying her meal on Instagram. She can be seen bringing a bowl to her lips and interacting with their hosts
Hospitality: Kaiseki meals, such as the one Ivanka enjoyed, are among the finest cuisine in the world, and are served on individual trays to each guest
Also on Wednesday morning, The 36-year-old was pictured leaving her Washington, DC home to head out for her flight.
Dressed for the cooler November weather, she wore a heavy-looking black skirt with a small slit up one leg, layered with a $60 chunky gray sweater from Zara, which was covered in pearl-like embellishments.
She accessorized with a pair of gray suede heels but didn’t carry a purse as she walked out to a waiting SUV. Her luggage was carried to the car for her and loaded into the trunk by various staff members.
Last hugs: Before leaving, Ivanka shared a photo of herself with her three kids, which appears to have been taken the night before while reading a bedtime story
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