Photo/IllutrationPrime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump meet on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, in July. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to visit Japan in early November, his first trip here since he assumed the presidency in January, Japanese government sources said.

Japanese and U.S. officials are coordinating Trump’s itinerary for a Japan visit, centering on the period from Nov. 4 to 6, and including a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the sources said.

The trip to Japan would be on Trump’s way to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam on Nov. 10 and 11.

Topics at the Abe-Trump meeting would likely include strengthening the Japan-U.S. alliance and taking measures to persuade North Korea to stop conducting nuclear tests and launching ballistic missiles.

Abe and Trump have held telephone talks after North Korean missile launches and the Sept. 3 nuclear test. They confirmed that Japan, the United States and South Korea will cooperate to deal with the threats.

There is also a possibility that Trump will complain about what he has called the closed nature of the Japanese auto and agricultural markets, and will seek measures to reduce the U.S. trade deficit with Japan.