Reports: Abe to propose major job-creating plan to Trump

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  • FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers his policy speech during a Diet session at the lower house of parliament in Tokyo.  Japanese media reports say Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to propose a major economic cooperation initiative meant to create hundreds of thousands of jobs in the U.S. when he meets with President Donald Trump later this month. Abe and Trump are expected to meet on Feb. 10.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

    FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers his policy speech during a Diet session at the lower house of parliament in Tokyo. Japanese media reports say Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to propose a ... major economic cooperation initiative meant to create hundreds of thousands of jobs in the U.S. when he meets with President Donald Trump later this month. Abe and Trump are expected to meet on Feb. 10.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File) (The Associated Press)

  • FILE- In this March 13, 2015, file photo, Toyota President and CEO Akio Toyoda speaks during a press conference in Tokyo.  U.S. President Donald Trump’s complaints over Japanese not buying many U.S.-made cars drew a stern response from Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corp (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

    FILE- In this March 13, 2015, file photo, Toyota President and CEO Akio Toyoda speaks during a press conference in Tokyo. U.S. President Donald Trump’s complaints over Japanese not buying many U.S.-made cars drew a stern response from Toyoda, ... president of Toyota Motor Corp (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File) (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on African American History Month in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Japanese media reports say Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to propose a major economic cooperation initiative meant to create hundreds of thousands of jobs in the U.S. when he meets with President Donald Trump later this month. Abe and Trump are expected to meet on Feb. 10. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

    FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on African American History Month in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Japanese media reports say Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to propose a ... major economic cooperation initiative meant to create hundreds of thousands of jobs in the U.S. when he meets with President Donald Trump later this month. Abe and Trump are expected to meet on Feb. 10. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) (The Associated Press)

Japanese media reports say Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to propose a sweeping economic cooperation initiative meant to create hundreds of thousands of jobs in the U.S. when he meets with President Donald Trump later this month.

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Abe and Trump are expected to meet on Feb. 10. Japanese newspapers cited a draft of the proposal that calls for cooperation on building high-speed trains in the U.S. northeast, Texas and California. Japan would share technology on artificial intelligence, robotics, small-scale nuclear power plants, space and Internet technology.

The reports Thursday said the government pension fund may invest in the projects.

Government officials did not immediately respond to questions about the proposal.

The plan is seen as a move by Abe to pre-empt complaints over Japan's perennial trade surplus with the U.S.