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Toyota president says he had 'good discussion' with Abe

Auto chief, Japanese premier talked Trump ahead of next week's Japan-US summit

Toyota President Akio Toyoda speaks to reporters after meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Feb. 3.

TOKYO -- Toyota Motor President Akio Toyoda and Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe had a "good discussion" and "exchanged ideas over various current situations" in their meeting Friday, the executive told reporters here the same evening.

The meeting came a week before the first Abe-Trump summit in Washington on Feb. 10, where bilateral trade will likely be a key topic. Toyoda and Abe apparently discussed how Japan should respond to U.S. President Donald Trump's trade demands.

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