President-elect Donald Trump plans to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Thursday evening. It will be Trump's first meeting with a foreign leader since he won the US presidential election.
USA Today reports Abe and Trump are expected to talk about Trump's campaign promises of changing trade deals and demanding U.S. allies, like Japan, to fork over more money for national defense.
The Nikkei Asian Review reports Abe will likely discuss the importance of a Japan - U.S. alliance in the face of nuclear threat from North Korea.
The Nikkei Asian Review reported earlier that Abe had been preparing for a Hillary Clinton victory. When he visited US before the election he met with Clinton, not Trump.