Let's start in Florida, where Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are meeting at the U.S. President's Mar-a-Lago resort.
Abe, who's set for two-days of talks with President Trump, is expected to bring up trade and investment ties between the two countries.
As of now, Japan is the only major American ally not promised an exemption from the Trump administration's hefty new tariffs on steel and aluminum.
While trade is a key topic, Abe is also eager to avoid what's being dubbed a "Japan passing" amid the ongoing talks for denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.
Trump and Abe are expected to focus heavily on North Korea and its nuclear weapons program as Pyongyang has demonstrated a number of times that its ballistic missiles can hit Japan.