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Trudeau arrives in Japan for G7 summit

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Japan's Guard of Honour welcomed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau at Tokyo's Haneda International Airport on Monday, as Trudeau is scheduled to meet with his Japanese counterpart Prime Minister Abe Shinzo tomorrow ahead of the official G7 summit – May 23, 2016

TOKYO – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has landed in Tokyo where he will hold a bilateral visit with Japanese leaders before attending the Group of Seven summit later this week.

The prime minister touched down early Monday evening local time, accompanied by his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau.

Trudeau is expected to meet Tuesday with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the emperor and empress of Japan as well as automotive sector officials.

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The visit comes ahead of the G7 summit on Thursday and Friday in the Japanese city of Ise-Shima.

WATCH: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, were in Tokyo on Monday where they visited the Meiji Shrine.

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Justin Trudeau, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau visits shrine in Tokyo – May 23, 2016

This is Trudeau’s first overseas bilateral visit to Asia since taking office. He plans to discuss trade, investment, security, education and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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