There will be a full schedule of meetings between Japanese PM Abe and US President Trump in April as the two leaders meet to discuss a list of issues that include trade and North Korea. The dates are reported to be April 26 and 27 – one key point that will be made and sent as a clear j0int message to the International Community is that the two countries, Japan and the United States are firmly committed to maintaining sanctions on Pyongyang.
There will be talks on goods, services, investments and of course the USD and JPY yen in the currency world.
The Japanese government also plans to invite Trump to the Group of 20 summit in and it appears that the US President Trump will be the first foreign leader to meet the Crown Prince Naruhito after he accedes the throne on May 1, following the abdication of his father Emperor Akihito.
Japan and the US start the first round of trade negotiations this spring and PM Abe wants to sit down with the US President to lay down ideas before the talks actually start. Clearly the US and Japanese leaders have developed a strong relationship that is only improving. Mr Abe may take a trip to Europe beforehand to ensure that he has strong support for the G20 meeting in Japan.