Abe Visit Hails New Phase in US-Japan Relations

April 23, 2015 06:22 PM
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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan begins a visit to Washington next week that U.S. officials say signals a new phase in the decades-old trans-Pacific alliance. Talks between Abe and U.S. leaders will focus on trade and defense in the face of China's rising influence in the region. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.