Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Washington this week. Abe will meet with President Obama, and the two leaders are expected to discuss security and economic issues.
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Abe will also address a joint session of Congress.
He will be the first Japanese leader to do that, and he's under pressure to issue a public apology for Japan's behavior during World War II.
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with the BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes.
- Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, Tokyo correspondent for the BBC.
This segment aired on April 27, 2015.