4. Abe to attend UN General Assembly
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is visiting New York to attend the UN General Assembly next week. He will also have a summit meeting with US President Donald Trump during his stay.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Friday that Abe will visit the United States from Sunday to Thursday.
He will deliver a speech at the general debate of the UN General Assembly session on Tuesday. Suga added Abe will have dinner with Trump on Sunday before he attends a US-Japan summit on Wednesday.
The Japanese prime minister is also planning to meet leaders of other countries during the trip.
Suga said Abe's trip will be a meaningful opportunity to reaffirm close ties with the United States and other nations on longstanding international issues, including North Korea.