US President Donald Trump has dismissed concerns about recent North Korean missile tests, appearing to contradict his own national security adviser.
In a tweet issued shortly after his arrival in Japan on Sunday, Mr Trump called the missiles "small weapons".US National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Saturday that the tests violated UN resolutions on North Korea.
President Trump began a state visit to Japan on Sunday by teeing off a round of golf with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The two leaders ate breakfast together on Sunday, before heading out to play 16 holes of golf in Chiba, outside the capital Tokyo.
Mr Trump has said he wants to strike a deal with Japan to address what he has called a trade imbalance between the two countries.