November 8, 2018 / 2:55 AM / 9 days ago

Vice President Pence to visit Japan Nov 12-13: Suga

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during an event hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump with workers on "Cutting the Red Tape, Unleashing Economic Freedom" in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will visit Japan on Nov. 12 and 13, Japan’s top government spokesman said on Thursday.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference that Japan and the U.S. would reconfirm their cooperation over North Korea and other issues during Pence’s visit, although economic dialogue would not be on the agenda.

Pence will be stopping over in Japan during a visit to Asia for an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum being held in Papua New Guinea.

Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Chris Gallagher

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