Last updated: March 21, 2018

Trump aims to ease Asian allies’ qualms when he meets Japan’s Abe

File photo of Republican Trump delivering remarks at the Shale Insight energy conference in PittsburghBy Linda Sieg and David Brunnstrom TOKYO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump is expected to use his first meeting with a foreign leader as U.S. president-elect this week to try to reassure Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other Asian allies rattled by his campaign rhetoric, advisers to Trump said. Abe, a political blue blood and veteran lawmaker, and Trump, a brash outsider with no diplomatic or government experience, have differences on policy issues such as free trade. "Prime Minister Abe and Mr. Trump will have good chemistry," said Takashi Kawakami, a professor at Tokyo's Takushoku University.

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