Japan PM says it's not so easy to change Trump's mind on TPP
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (R) at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 17, 2016. Cabinet Public Relations Office/HANDOUT via Reuters

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday that it is not so easy to change U.S. President Donald Trump's mind on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Trump will seek quick progress towards a bilateral trade agreement with Japan in place of the TPP deal he abandoned this week, when Abe visits the White House next month, an official in the Trump administration said on Thursday.

(Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Chris Gallagher)