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5 things to watch during Trump's visit to Asia

President's 12-day tour will be a test of US leadership in the region

MITSURU OBE, Nikkei staff writer | China

TOKYO -- U.S. President Donald Trump will embark on a 12-day, five-nation tour of Asia, starting Friday Nov. 3 and running through Nov. 14. This will be his longest overseas trip as president and see him in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. 

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will be on hand to help him push his main agenda of trade and North Korea. Here are five things to watch during the trip.

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