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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to talk infrastructure in 'tweetable' terms with President Trump

What do you give the man who has everything? Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe might have just solved this riddle. Upon visiting the "Winter White House" in Florida on Friday, Abe plans to present President Donald Trump with a "tweetable" figure, the Financial Times reports.

The figure will pertain to Japanese companies' plans to invest in the United States, intending "to counter the president's criticisms about trade" and "head off tensions about … the cost of maintaining U.S. forces in Japan," the Financial Times writes.

"The most important thing is to reconfirm the importance of the U.S.-Japan relationship in politics, economics, and security," said Sadayuki Sakakibara, the chairman of Japan's Keidanren economic organization.

Abe is reportedly pushing public investment groups to dedicate money to U.S. infrastructure projects — a campaign promise of Trump's — including high-speed rail. Abe will likely promote shinkansen rail technology for connecting Dallas and Houston or Los Angeles and San Francisco. Former President Barack Obama had expressed little interest in such projects.

Afterward, Abe and Trump plan to go golfing.