TOKYO | Pence to visit Japan on start of Asian tour next week

TOKYO | Pence to visit Japan on start of Asian tour next week

TOKYO— U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will visit Japan next week to discuss North Korea and other issues ahead of two key regional meetings.

Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced Thursday that Pence will hold talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other top officials during his visit on Monday and Tuesday.

Suga says Pence’s visit will be an “ideal opportunity” for the two sides to discuss North Korea, China and other regional issues and reaffirm their cooperation.

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