Trump wants direct free trade agreement with Japan, while Abe still hopes to entice United States back into Trans-Pacific Partnership.
International nuclear inspectors entering North Korea by October could help Republicans in the 2018 elections and Trump in 2020.
Two leaders share pressing concern — North Korea, which has ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs in defiance of international sanctions.
News of talks come as US and North Korea work on details of summit between two leaders.
President acknowledges the US has held direct talks at high levels, but White House later walks back claim.
President tweeted, 'Russia and China are playing the Currency Devaluation game'.
Chinese Consumers look ahead to the possible impact of tariffs.
Discussions between US president, Japanese PM 'going to be centered primarily on preparation for talks with North Korea.
Children in countries such as Cambodia are taken from their homes and put into orphanages to attract donations and support from volunteers from Australia, say major charities.
Chinese Consumers look ahead to possible impact of tariffs.
The US government said in early April it would give licenses to sell the sensitive military technology, but legal and political snags could push back delivery.