Shinzo Abe to become first foreign leader to meet with US President-elect Donald Trump

Japan’s Prime Minister is set to become the first foreign leader to meet US President-elect Donald Trump, since the election last week.

Shinzo Abe said he wanted to build trust and work together for prosperity and world peace, before leaving for his trip.

The meeting in New York comes amid concern over the foreign policy direction of Tokyo’s biggest ally.

The US and Japan have been key allies since the end of World War Two, when the US helped Japan rebuild its economy.

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