Japan PM Shinzo Abe arrives in US for talks with Trump
Feb.10, Washington: Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe has arrived in the US for key economic and security talks with President Donald Trump.
According to reports, they are planning to discuss job creation and Japanese investment following recent criticism from Mr Trump.
The US president threatened to impose tariffs on Japanese carmaker Toyota for building a plant in Mexico last month. The two leaders will also discuss the US military commitment to Japan, a key security linchpin in Asia Pacific.
Last month Trump had tweeted that Toyota was planning to build a plant in Mexico that would produce cars bound for the US, saying "NO WAY! Build Plant in U.S. or pay big border tax." Toyota responded saying their production and employment levels would not decrease.
Trump has also previously criticised Japan for not buying enough US-made cars, in comments reminiscent of the 1980s trade friction between the two economic powerhouses, BBC news reported.
The Oslo Times International News Network