Pence in Japan to Discuss Trade, N. Korea Before Summits



Mari Yamaguchi | Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Tokyo on Monday to discuss North Korea and other issues with Japanese officials before heading to two regional summits.
Pence is expected to also discuss China’s growing regional influence and bilateral trade with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when they meet Tuesday, officials said.
During a stopover in Alaska, Pence told reporters that he planned to “talk about our important alliance, our economic relationship, current negotiations for a free trade agreement of course, and we’ll be focusing on our ongoing commitment to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” Japan’s NHK public television reported. Read more here