Trump Mulling First Visit to Japan as President in November (News)


Tokyo, Sept. 13 (Jiji Press)—US President Donald Trump is considering visiting Japan in early November to hold talks with Prime Minister Abe Shinzō, informed sources said Wednesday.

Tokyo and Washington are arranging Trump's visit to Japan, a Japanese government source said. It would be the first time for Trump to visit the Asian country since he took office in January.

In their envisaged talks, Trump and Abe are seen discussing how to deal with North Korea, which carried out its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3.

The two leaders are also likely to talk about trade issues, including how to reduce the US trade deficit with Japan.

On Nov. 10, a summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum will start in Vietnam.

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