Abe's Trump Trade Pitch

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On the economic front, the Japanese prime minister is planning to impress upon the USA president the significance of multilateral free trade as Trump has pushed for bilateral trade agreements.

"Obviously, the president has got a great relationship there", said Sanders.

Abe told Japan's parliament last week he would ask Trump to seek elimination of all North Korean missiles that could reach Japan. Japan's Prime Minister wants reassurance that the US won't let Kim Jong Un wriggle out of sanctions with more empty promises of denuclearization.

"Mr. Abe wants to confirm their cooperation and eliminate the image that Japan is left out of the loop", he said. "In the past, though Trump has talked tough about allies on security issues like alliance cost-sharing, policy hasn't followed the rhetoric", said Pamela Kennedy, a research associate on East Asia at the Stimson Center.

Abe has to rely on Trump to represent Japan's interests, as the prospects of an Abe-Kim meeting remain uncertain.

The two leaders are also likely to exchange views on the situation in the Indo-Pacific region, including China's increasing maritime assertiveness in the South China Sea, as well as recent US -led airstrikes on Syria, among other topics.

Wang also invited the top Japanese diplomat to consider participating in China's One Belt One Road network of global trade.

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Trump has forged close ties with Abe during his 15 months in power and the two have bonded over rounds of golf both during Abe's last visit to Florida more than a year ago and Trump's visit to Tokyo last November.

Japan is cagey about a bilateral deal with the U.S.as it will likely involve heavy concessions being made on sensitive sectors here including autos and farming.

Smith also referred to the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact.

"He wants to make sure we have good trade deals, and we'll see what that looks like", replied Sanders to a reporter's question on whether Trump would discuss with Abe rejoining TPP.

Concern is growing about a trade row between China and the United States in which the two nations have threatened each other with tariffs.

In response, the White House made clear Trump is concerned about the security of USA allies in addition to the American people.

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