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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks at an upper house budget meeting Tuesday.

Abe to call on Trump for continued US involvement in Asia

Japanese leader offers no comment on travel ban ahead of Feb. 10 summit

| Japan

TOKYO -- As concerns grow over President Donald Trump's aggressive "America first" foreign policy, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to call for continued U.S. engagement in Asia while rebuting claims of unfair Japanese practices in the automobile industry.

Abe explained his strategy to lawmakers ahead of a meeting with Trump on Feb. 10. Apprehension over Tokyo's relationship with Washington is growing, as Trump has accused Japan and other allies of freeloading off the U.S.

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