The White House has announced details of President Donald Trump's first visit to Asia as U.S. leader — a trip full of potential minefields — as he seeks to firm up the country's alliance with Japan and heap pressure on nuclear-armed North Korea.

Trump will travel to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines on a whirlwind tour from Nov. 3-14, the White House said in a statement Monday.

Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kotaro Nogami on Tuesday confirmed Trump's visit to Japan, which he said will be the first leg of the U.S. president's trip to Asia.