G20 summit 2019: Trump meets leaders in Osaka

By Jessie Yeung, Ben Westcott, Kevin Liptak and Steve George, CNN

Updated 10:43 p.m. ET, June 29, 2019
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10:59 p.m. ET, June 27, 2019

Oysters and ice cream: What Japan is serving at the G20

From CNN's Zoe Sottile

Takoyaki, a classic Osaka dish of batter balls filled with octopus.
Takoyaki, a classic Osaka dish of batter balls filled with octopus. G20 Japan/Twitter

Sea urchin. Oysters. Soft-serve ice cream.

These are just a few of the treats Japan is laying out at the G20 venue for its international guests. A "performance kitchen" also features Japanese cuisine and Osaka specialties, prepared right in front of attendees.

At the venue's food stalls, the summit participants can try Osaka classics like takoyaki, batter balls filled with octopus, and kush-katsu, a deep-fried comfort food.

They can also venture into the “canned food tasting corner” to try treats like Miyagi oysters.

Japanese Foreign Minister Kono Taro tweeted a photo of the adorable “tea-time sweets” he enjoyed after the Japan-US bilateral. He also posted pictures of himself engaging in some serious taste tests at the performance kitchen.

10:40 p.m. ET, June 27, 2019

Abe hands Trump easy, visual guide to Japan investment in US

From CNN's Kevin Liptak

US President Trump has had some harsh words for host Japan ahead of his visit to the G20 in Osaka.

In an interview with Fox News Business, Trump complained about the US Japan defense alliance, saying if America is attacked Tokyo doesn't have to help and "can watch it on the Sony television."

But clearly keen to improve relations, Abe handed Trump an A4 guide to new Japan investments in the US during their bilateral on Friday morning.

"Japan has FIVE Additional Investments in JUST ONE MONTH," the document said.

PM Abe's guide to US President Trump of new Japanese investments in the US.
PM Abe's guide to US President Trump of new Japanese investments in the US. White House Pool

10:13 p.m. ET, June 27, 2019

Can Xi Jinping charm Trump out of escalating the US-China trade war?

Analysis by CNN's James Griffiths

Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images
Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images

While Chinese President Xi Jinping is out meeting leaders and shaking hands today, all eyes are on his bilateral with US President Donald Trump tomorrow.

According to the schedule, Xi will have 90 minutes to convince the US leader not to go ahead with new tariffs on Chinese goods.

While Xi has proven adept at charming Trump in the past, during previous meetings in the US and China, this will be his greatest test yet.

If talks go badly, Trump has threatened to raise tariffs to 25% on a further $300 billion worth of Chinese exports.

It would be yet another blow to an already weakening Chinese economy.

Read the full analysis here.

9:57 p.m. ET, June 27, 2019

Trump, Modi and Abe share a fist bump at trilateral talks

From CNN's Ben Westcott

Trump, Abe and Modi laugh as they bump fists at a meeting at the G20 in Osaka on Friday.
Trump, Abe and Modi laugh as they bump fists at a meeting at the G20 in Osaka on Friday. AP Photo/Susan Walsh

US President Donald Trump had some harsh words for Japan and India in the lead up to his meetings at the G20 on Friday.

In a tweet Thursday, Trump demanded Modi withdraw recently raised tariffs against the US, calling them "unacceptable."

But the three leaders were all smiles on Friday morning at their trilateral meeting in Osaka, even sharing a fist bump when photographers asked the three leaders to shake hands.

9:57 p.m. ET, June 27, 2019

Trump's packed Friday G20 schedule

From CNN's Kevin Liptak and Ben Westcott

US President Donald Trump has a full day of meetings on Friday in Osaka.

He'll be meeting with five different world leaders for bilateral talks, as well as holding trilateral talks early on Friday.

Here's the US President's schedule for the first day of the G20:

8.30 a.m. JST (7.30 p.m. Thurs ET) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

9.15 a.m. JST (8.15 p.m. Thurs ET) - Trilateral meeting with Abe and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

9.35 a.m. JST (8.35 p.m. Thurs ET) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

10.15 a.m. JST (9.15 p.m. Thurs ET) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel

2.00 p.m. JST (1.00 a.m. ET) - Russian President Vladimir Putin

3.30 p.m. JST (2.30 a.m. ET) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

9:57 p.m. ET, June 27, 2019

Osaka ramps up security ahead of G20

From CNN's Junko Ogura

 Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images
 Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images

World leaders have arrived in the Japanese city of Osaka for the annual G20 summit -- and the officials there are taking no chances.

Residents have been told to avoid driving near the summit site for “unnecessary reasons” from Thursday to Sunday because traffic control measures could cause delays. Meanwhile, all public schools are closed Thursday and Friday.

Security has been ramped up all across the city:

"Up to about 32,000 police officers are deployed into the G20 Osaka Summit, including about 18,000 special detached units from all over Japan. Japan’s Coast Guard will deploy over 1000 officers and more than 60 patrol vessels. We'll take various measures for the security for VIPs and related facilities from both land and sea. We'll make every effort to ensure the safety of the summit," said Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary.

Railway companies in the larger Kansai region have said coin locker at stations will not be available and all trash cans will be sealed off. 

9:55 p.m. ET, June 27, 2019

Here's who Trump is meeting at the G20

From CNN's Kevin Liptak 

US President Donald Trump will meet with the following leaders at this week's G20 Osaka summit, according to a senior administration official:

  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia
  • Prime Minster Shinzo Abe of Japan
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India
  • Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany
  • President Vladimir Putin of Russia
  • Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia
  • President Xi Jinping of China
  • President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey

After the summit ends on Saturday, Trump will visit Seoul for two days and meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, said South Korea's Presidential Office spokesperson Ko Min-jung.

9:55 p.m. ET, June 27, 2019

What to watch at the G20: Iran tensions, China trade war, and the climate crisis

From CNN's Kevin Liptak

Getty Images/CNN Illustration
Getty Images/CNN Illustration

World leaders are gathering this week in Osaka, Japan, for the annual G20 summit.

United States President Donald Trump has a lot on his plate: He is expected to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping for trade talks, as the year-long trade war stalls.

He is also expected to huddle with Russian President Vladimir Putin for their first face-to-face following the conclusion of Robert Mueller's investigation.

He'll also discuss the rising US-Iran tensions with other world leaders, including Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

With Europe bracing for a dangerous heat wave, the climate crisis could also be on the table. Last year, the G20 leaders all reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris climate accord -- except for Trump, who reaffirmed his decision to withdraw from the agreement.

After the summit ends, Trump will head to Seoul, where he is set to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

9:44 p.m. ET, June 27, 2019

What is the G20?

The class picture at the 2018 G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The class picture at the 2018 G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Daniel Jayo/Getty Images

The G20, or Group of 20, is an annual summit for world leaders, foreign ministers, and central bank governors.

It includes 19 countries and the European Union, and accounts for about 80% of the global gross domestic product. Around two-thirds of the world's population live in a G20 country.

The first G20 summit was held in November 1975 in Rambouillet, France. It only included the world's six largest economies -- until Canada joined, forming the G7, which also holds annual summits.

Over the years, more countries grew and a larger forum became necessary -- and so the G20 was created in 1999, for the world's 20 largest economies.

The summits are a chance for world leaders to meet face-to-face, discuss pressing geopolitical issues, and strengthen or reaffirm relationships. Expect to see bilateral and trilateral meetings, talks on the sidelines, and the class photo -- a summit tradition.

Here's the full list of G20 members:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Republic of Korea (South Korea)
  • Republic of South Africa
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • European Union (EU)