The Japanese and American governments will set up at least eight working-level groups this month in such areas as trade and infrastructure under the bilateral framework set up in response to President Donald Trump's campaign vow to reduce the U.S. trade deficit with Japan, sources have said.

The working groups will be created in economic talks between Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. The second round is scheduled for Oct. 17 in Washington.

Partly due to delays in personnel appointments by Trump, no talks have been held since the first round in April, which was held in Tokyo.