President Trump is expected to welcome Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Washington next week in an effort to strengthen bilateral ties.
Abe and his wife are expected to visit the White House April 26 and April 27 discussing both trade ties and full, verifiable denuclearization of North Korea.
President Trump has welcomed his Japanese counterpart to the United States in the past, as Japan continues to play a critical role in denuclearizing the peninsula.
The president has also voiced his optimism in reaching a new trade deal with Japan, which is likely to be a topic of discussion during the visit.
Later this month, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are expected to travel to Japan to continue the discussion and meet with the new emperor.
Prime Minister @AbeShinzo of Japan has been working with me to help balance out the one-sided Trade with Japan. These are some of the investments they are making in our Country – just the beginning! pic.twitter.com/ib2yB3Akkt
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2018
The pair is set to travel to the island on May 25 for the three-day trip to continue to deepen the alliance between the nations.