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WASHINGTON AFP Feb10, 2017-Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Washington on Thursday for talks with US President Donald Trump aimed at setting a new course for the crucial bilateral relationship, amid strains over trade and defense.   

Abe and his wife Akie descended the stairs of their jet at Joint Base Andrews just outside the US capital, their overcoats blowing in the fierce winter wind.   

On Friday, the Japanese prime minister will meet with business leaders and place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery before heading to the White House for his noon (1700 GMT) meeting with Trump.   


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