The Washington and Florida meetings represent Abe's latest move to strengthen Japan's longstanding U.S. alliance in the face of China's rise.
Trump told a local sports radio station last weekend golf was a better way to get to know someone than lunch and saw his match-up with Abe as a "fun" meeting between partners rather than adversaries.
Abe has reportedly called for officials to gather "tweetable" figures on Japanese companies' investment plans—and is planning to play a round of golf with Trump.
Trump, who took office last Friday, reiterated on Thursday he would strike numerous bilateral deals, as opposed to multilateral accords like the TPP.
It would be the first abdication by an emperor in 200 years.
Citizens of Axis nations living in America became enemy aliens in WW2.
The Japanese PM's approval rating fell by 6 percent in a month.
This is why Russia and Japan still have no World War II peace deal.
Japan and Russia have still not signed a World War II peace accords due to the dispute.
The "strategic intent" of the deal was underplayed during the election.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said all four disputed islands belong to Japan.
Putin broke his international isolation without having to abandon his aggression.
Some fear talk of revising the post-war constitution will divert attention from economic woes.
Jumpei Yasuda went missing in July 2015 and is believed to be being held by the Nusra Front.
The visit on Friday has stirred debate, with critics accusing both sides of having selective memories.
President reiterates he won't apologize for decision in 'the midst of war' to drop bomb.
Will become first sitting U.S. president since World War II to visit the Japanese city hit by an atomic bomb.
Devastating quake halts factory production; economic damage may exceed $10 billion.
'Race against time' for rescue operations with wind and rain forecast to get heavier on southern Japanese island.
Kazuya Maruyama was trying to praise the U.S. for appointing an African-American president.