Abe says Japan to show 'unwavering alliance' with U.S. under Trump

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday he was convinced that together with U.S. President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, they would be able to demonstrate an 'unwavering alliance' between the two countries.

Abe was speaking at the start of a meeting with Mattis.

Mattis, who arrived in Japan after a visit to South Korea, is on his debut trip as defense secretary. U.S. officials said his choice of destination was meant to reaffirm ties with the two Asian allies after Trump appeared to question the cost of such alliances during his election campaign.

Abe is set to meet Trump on Feb. 10 in Washington.

(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

Related News

Philippine mining firms urge minister to publish...

Feb 7, 2017

US-PHILIPPINES-MINING:Philippine mining firms urge minister to publish audit

China, United States cannot afford conflict:...

Feb 7, 2017

US-AUSTRALIA-CHINA-TRUMP:China, United States cannot afford conflict: Chinese foreign minister

Bitcoin hits one-month high after China FX...

Feb 7, 2017

US-GLOBAL-MARKETS-BITCOIN:Bitcoin hits one-month high after China FX reserves fall

China 'mending its ways' on unethical organ...

Feb 8, 2017

US-VATICAN-TRANSPLANTS-CHINA:China 'mending its ways' on unethical organ transplants, official says

Tillerson stresses cooperation in calls with...

Feb 7, 2017

US-USA-ASIA-TILLERSON:Tillerson stresses cooperation in calls with Australia, Japan, South Korea

China says United States should 'brush up on'...

Feb 8, 2017

US-SOUTHCHINASEA-CHINA-USA:China says United States should 'brush up on' South China Sea history

About Us

In the busy city of New York, News On Express fills you in with all the breaking world news, in short, and brief news articles so that you can read them on-the-go.

Contact us: sales[at]newsonexpress.com

Subscribe Now!